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Goodding's Verbena

Natural History

Goodding's Verbena is a member of the Verbena or Vervain Family. It has dark green hairy leaves to 1.5 inches in length which have 3 main lobes with many teeth on each lobe. The plant grows to 12 inches in height and can be found on dry slopes and mesas below 5000 in elevation.

Goodding's Verbena flowers are a favorite of butterflies and moths.

The plant typically blooms between February - October and produces small pink to lavender flowers to 0.5 inch in width with 5 notched petals that grow in a cluster to 1.5 inches in width.

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