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Fair Oaks Rd - Sue Smith

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Glandularia bipinnatifida - Dakota mock vervain

Other Common Names: purple prairie verbena
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Verbenaceae

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Fair Oaks Rd
Sue Smith
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Sue Smith
Plant - summer
Fair Oaks Rd
Sue Smith
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Annual or perennial
General Desc: Showy, long-blooming flowers atrract butterflies. Its sprawling stems result in mats covering large barren areas.
Height: 6 to 18 inches


Habitat Description: Forest clearings, under trees, along roads. Often found carpeting the ground under evergreen oaks in the upper elevations of the grasslands or under pines in other life zones.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: 5000 - 10000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Purple to pink     Shape: Regular in round clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: May - Sep
Description: Flat clusters, 1-1/2 inches wide, of many small 1/2 inch wide flowers. Each flower looks like a gingerbread man with its five notched petals that are each a slightly different shape.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark green or bluish-green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Pinnatifid     Leaf Margin: Lobed     Leaf Attachment: Opposite     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Leaves are 1-1/2 inches long and are deeply cut into lobes, with edges curled under.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

No Fruit or seed notes

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