Scientific Name: Glandularia gooddingii
Synonyms: Verbena arizonica, V. gooddingii, V. verna
Common Names: Southwestern Mock Vervain, Goodding's Verbena
Growth Habit: Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert, Upland
Flower Color: Lavender, Pink
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer, Fall (early)
Height: To 1 foot (30 cm) tall
Description: The flowers are in clusters at the stem tips. The individual flowers are tubular, 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) wide, and have 5 notched lobes and a corolla tube slightly longer than the calyx. The leaves are green, toothed, softly hairy, triangular in shape, and either 3 to 5-lobed or pinnately dissected. The stems are square and hairy.
The similar Dakota Mock Vervain (Glandularia bipinnatifida) has bipinnately dissected leaves.
Butterfly Plant – The flowers attract butterflies.
Kingdom: Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom: Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision: Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division: Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class: Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Family: Verbenaceae – Verbena family
Genus: Glandularia J.F. Gmel. – mock vervain
Species: Glandularia gooddingii (Briq.) Solbrig – southwestern mock vervain
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