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Large-bract verbena - Verbena bracteata


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

Agency Status
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BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 3

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General Description
Taprooted annual or mostly short-lived perennial. Stems prostrate, to ascending, branched at the base, 6–50 cm, sparsely hirsute. Leaves ovate in outline, deeply lobed, sharply dentate, strigose to hirsute, 1–4 cm long with winged petioles. Inflorescence spike-like with spreading bracts 5–10 mm long. Flowers: calyx 3–5 mm long, hispid; corolla blue, slightly 2-lipped, 4–6 mm long, the limb 2–4 mm across; style less than or 1 mm long. Nutlets ca. 2 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
Throughout temperate N. America (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 16

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Habitat
Disturbed soil of roadsides, margins of shallow wetlands; plains, valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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