Scientific Name: Glandularia bipinnatifida
Synonym: Verbena bipinnatifida
Common Names: Dakota Mock Vervain, Dakota Verbena
Duration: Annual, Perennial
Growth Habit: Herb/Forb
Arizona Native Status: Native
Habitat: Desert (foothill canyons and washes), Upland, Mountain
Flower Color: Pinkish purple to pale violet, Pink, White
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Height: To 1 1/2 feet (46 cm) tall
Description: The flowers are in radiating clusters at the stem tips. The individual flowers are tubular with 5 notched lobes. The leaves have rolled under margins and are dark green, deeply-veined, opposite, stiffly-haired, and although variable in shape, they are usually deeply bipinnately dissected (bipinnatifid) and almost as wide as long. The stems are hairy.
The similar Southwestern Mock Vervain (Glandularia gooddingii) does not have bipinnately dissected leaves.
Butterfly Plant – The flowers attract butterflies.
Fragrant – The flowers are lightly fragrant.
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 bipinnatifida (Nutt.) Nutt. – Dakota mock vervain
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