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Prairie Verbena / Dakota Vervain

Glandularia bipinnatifida

Description:

The 6-12 in. stems branch near the base, usually lying on the ground with rising tips. Plants are covered with long, whitish hairs. Leaves are opposite and deeply cut several times on both sides of the midrib; they are 1–3 1/2 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide on a 1-inch stem. Branch-tip, ball-shaped flower heads are composed of tubular, five-lobed, purple flowers with dark centers. Individual flowers are about 1/2 inch long and 1/2 inch wide at the opening, with 5 sepals and 5 petals. Branches continue elongating throughout the season, producing new flowers.

Habitat:

This plant was growing in dry, gravelly soil alongside a road.

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joanbstanley
Spotted by
joanbstanley

Belton, Texas, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2014
Submitted on May 27, 2014

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