|Scientific Name||Verbena plicata||USDA PLANTS Symbol||VEPL|
|Common Name||Fanleaf Vervain||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||32076|
|Description||Habitat: Sandy or gravelly soils in open prairies, flats, ravines, hillsides, roadsides and disturbed areas.
Plant: Upright to decumbent perennial, 4 to 8 branches from base; 4 to 16 inches tall, densely hairy.
Leaves: Opposite, spatulate to elliptic-ovate, 5/8 to 1-5/8 inches long and 3/8 to 1 inch wide, margins incised-serrate, veins recessed on upper surface and prominent and whitish beneath; both surfaces hairy; winged petiole.
Inflorescence: Elongated spikes 2 to 10 inches long of small blue to lavender or purple 5-lobed blossoms, about 1/3-inch across, above slightly longer ovate-lanceolate bracts.
Bloom Period February to September.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of Texas" by Michael Eason, SEINet and American Southwest.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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