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Southwestern Mock Vervain
Verbena gooddingii
About Southwestern Mock Vervain (Verbena gooddingii) 5 Nurseries Carry This Plant Glandularia gooddingii is a species of flowering plant in the verbena family known by the common name southwestern mock vervain. It is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where it occurs in sandy and rocky desert habitat. It is a perennial herb producing several hairy, decumbent to erect stems up to 45 centimeters long. The hairy leaves are generally divided at the base into a few lobes, which are edged with large teeth or small lobes. The plant blooms in large, dense, head-like spikes of many flowers. Each flower has a calyx of hairy sepals and a pale purple-blue corolla up to 1. 4 centimeters long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1.5 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, Purple, Blue

Flowering Season
Flowering Season

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Full Sun


Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
7, 8, 9, 10*, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18*, 19*, 20*, 21*, 22*, 23*, 24

Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 4.4" - 13.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.80" - 3.28", Coldest Month: 39.2" - 55.7", Hottest Month: 61.8" - 82.5", Humidity: 4.66" - 34.29", Elevation: 1818" - 7763"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Desert Vervain, Gooding Verbena

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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