|Scientific Name||Glandularia quadrangulata (Verbena quadrangulata)||USDA PLANTS Symbol||GLQU|
|Common Name||Beaked Mock Vervain||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||832798|
|Description||Habitat: Various soils (sand, clay, caliche) in fields, desert scrub, open areas, beaches and waste ground.
Plant: Prostrate to ascending short-lived perennial or annual, hairy stems branched from base up to 10 inches tall.
Leaves: Opposite, short-petiolate or sessile with blades ovate in outline and pinnately-cleft into 3 segments, each segment lobed and incised; overall up to 1-1/4 inches long; surfaces and margins hairy but without glands.
Inflorescence: Dense terminal spikes becoming elongated; small tubular white blossoms (often with tinges of purple or lavender), 1/8-inch across, each with 5 notched lobes of unequal length.
Bloom Period: February to August.
References: "The Manual of Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Texas Wildflowers" by Michael Eason, and Texas Species of Glandularia (Verbenaceae) by B. L. Turner.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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