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|Family: Verbenaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Verbena||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Verbena menthifolia Benth.
Habit: Biennial or perennial herb, 30--75 cm. Stem: 1--3 from base, ascending to erect, generally sparsely strigose. Leaf: 2--4(6) cm, ovate, deeply 1--2-lobed near base, coarsely serrate, sparsely strigose, base tapered to +- flat petiole. Inflorescence: spikes 1--3 per stem, in fruit 6--30 cm, < 0.5 mm diam, open (fruits not overlapping); flower bract 2--3 mm. Flower: calyx 2.5--3 mm; corolla 2--3 mm, purple. Fruit: 1--1.5 mm.
Ecology: Open, generally dry places, scrub; Elevation: < 300 m. Bioregional Distribution: SCo, PR, DSon; Distribution Outside California: to Texas, northern Mexico. Flowering Time: Apr--Jun
eFlora Treatment Author: Dieter H. Wilken
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Verbena litoralis
Next taxon: Verbena pulchella
Citation for this treatment: Dieter H. Wilken 2016. Verbena menthifolia, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47911, accessed on February 10, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 10, 2016.