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|Family: Verbenaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Verbena||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Verbena litoralis Kunth
Habit: Biennial or perennial herb, 40--150+ cm. Stem: 1--few, erect, glabrous to sparsely short-bristly; angles smooth to scabrous. Leaf: 3--10 cm, elliptic to lanceolate, irregularly serrate, sparsely short-bristly, base +- acute; petiole generally 0. Inflorescence: spikes (1)3--11 per cluster, in fruit 3--7 cm, 3--4 mm diam, dense to open proximally (fruits overlapping or not); flower bract 3--3.5 mm. Flower: calyx 3--3.5 mm; corolla 4--5.5 mm, violet to +- purple. Fruit: 1--1.5 mm. Chromosomes: 2n=28,56.
Ecology: Disturbed places, fields; Elevation: < 200 m. Bioregional Distribution: n&c SNF, ScV, n SnJV; Distribution Outside California: to southern United States, Pacific; native to Central America, South America. Flowering Time: May--Oct
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Verbena lasiostachys var. scabrida
Next taxon: Verbena menthifolia
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Verbena litoralis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47909, accessed on October 27, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on October 27, 2016.