Wildflowers of Southern Arizona
Vervain (Verbenaceae) family.
The flowers are alternately arranged and spaced so that they mostly do not overlap each other on tall, very slender, densely stipitate-glandular flower spikes with inconspicuous floral bracts. The flowers first begin to open at the base of the flower spikes. The individual flowers are tubular and have a 2-lobed upper lip, a 3-lobed lower lip, and a hairy, white throat. The flowers are followed by dry seed capsules that do not overlap each other on the spikes. The leaves are green, hairy above and below, sparsely stipitate-glandular, opposite, sessile, oblong, and either pinnately lobed or deeply pinnately toothed with 3 to 5 point-tipped teeth or lobes on each side. The stems are green, hairy, stipitate-glandular, slender, erect, and branched.
Santa Catalina Mountains.
Location: Molino Canyon Arizona Trail at 4342 ft;
32.337159 N, -110.688264 W.
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