Verbena bracteata
(Bigbract Verbena)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Bigbract Verbena, Bracted Vervain, Prostrate Vervain, Carpet Vervain, Creeping Vervain
    Synonyms: Verbena bracteosa, Verbena imbricata
    Lifespan: Annual
    Zones: N/A
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: April - October
    Status: Native

Verbena bracteata, or Bigbract Verbena, is an annual of dry, disturbed sites, like driveways, parking lots, as well as waste ground, fields, roadsides and along railroads. It can be found in the entire continental United States. It blooms from late spring until mid to late fall.

There are several species in this genus that have similar flowers, but this species is somewhat easily identified by its hairy stems, its low creeping nature across the ground, its annual lifespan, and its small flowers.

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