Color: Pink to purple
Common name: Gooding's verbena
Latin name: Verbena gooddingii
Height: 8-18 inches
Description: The tubular flowers are to 1/2" wide which form showy headlike clusters. Flowers have 5, joined, notched, petals. Stems are square.
Leaf: Leaves are simple, lobed/toothed, hairy, to 1.5" long.
Range: e Mojave Desert, ne Sonoran Desert
Habitat: Sandy soils, washes, rocky slopes
Elevation: 1200–2000 m.
Flowering time: Apr-Jun
Notes: Verbena gooddingii, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America. This photo was taken on May 5, 2004 in the upper elevations of the Mojave National Preserve, San Bernardino County, California.
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