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Verbena gooddingii     
Goodding verbena   
Verbenaceae Family     

Compiled by the Master Gardeners
of the University of Arizona Pima County Cooperative Extension.


Form: low groundcover
Seasonality: perennial; short lived, usually 2 or 3 years
Size: 12-18in high, spread 2-3ft or more
Leaves: bright green, pubescent, deeply cut 1.5in long 1in wide; not as moss-like as V. tenuisecta
Flowers: lavender; bloom in early spring, through summer, then sporadically in response to rain
Fruit: seed, self sows
Stems/Trunks: more upright than V. tenuisecta
Range/Origin: throughout the desert Southwest; elevations below 5000ft
small flowers & leaves
leaf and flower detail of Verbena gooddingii
Hardiness: to 5°F; may die to ground but regrows in warmth




a native Verbena

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