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|Family: Verbenaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Verbena pulchella Sweet
Habit: Annual to perennial herb, 15--60 cm. Stem: 1--many from base, decumbent to erect, glabrous to sparsely strigose. Leaf: 1--3.5 cm, +- ovate, 1--2-pinnately dissected, strigose. Inflorescence: spike generally 1 per stem branch, in fruit 3--8 cm, 10--15 mm wide, dense; flower bract 3.5--9 mm. Flower: calyx 5--7 mm, hairs appressed; corolla 9--14 mm, white to purple. Fruit: 2--3 mm.
Ecology: Dry, disturbed places, abandoned fields (as waif); Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo, s WTR (Santa Monica Mtns), w PR; Distribution Outside California: to southern United States; native to South America. Flowering Time: May--Aug Note: Reported from SnJV but not documented. Correct name might be Verbena aristigera S. Moore.
Synonyms: Glandularia pulchella (Sweet) Tronc.; Verbena tenuisecta Briq.
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Verbena menthifolia
Next taxon: Verbena scabra
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2017. Verbena pulchella, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/eflora_display.php?tid=47867, accessed on April 24, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/eflora/, accessed on April 24, 2017.