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|Family: Verbenaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Verbena||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Verbena bracteata Lag. & Rodr.
Habit: Annual or biennial, 8--30 cm. Stem: few to many from base, prostrate to decumbent; hairs sparse, spreading. Leaf: 1--3(6) cm, +- oblanceolate, coarsely serrate to lobed, rough-hairy; base tapered to +- flat petiole. Inflorescence: spikes 1--3 per stem branch, in fruit 2--10 cm, 6--10 mm diam, generally dense; flower bract 4--8 mm. Flower: calyx 2--4 mm; corolla 4--5 mm, white to lavender or blue. Fruit: 1--2 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=14.
Ecology: Open, disturbed places, pond or lake margins; Elevation: < 2200 m. Bioregional Distribution: CaR, GV, SCoR, SW, GB, D; Distribution Outside California: to British Columbia, eastern North America, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: May--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Verbena bonariensis
Next taxon: Verbena californica
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Verbena bracteata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47886, accessed on May 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 27, 2016.