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Dakota Mock Vervain

Glandularia bipinnatifida

Photo © Michael Plagens

Photographed in the foothills of Four Peaks, Maricopa Co., Arizona along the recently burned Ballantine Trail. 2006.

RANGE: In the Sonoran Desert this plant is restricted to the higher elevations in transition to chaparral or desert grassland.

FLOWERS: Smaller, five-pointed, tubular flowers are arranged into capitate spikes. Flowering mid spring into fall depending on moisture availability.

LEAVES: Leaves are usu. narrowly dissected and the trichomes feel harsh.

PERENNIAL: Forming hemispherical clumps of bright pink-purple flowers.

FRUIT: Dry seeded capsule.


Verbenaceae -- Verbena Family

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