Taxon  Report   8229    
Verbena bracteata  Lag. & Rodr.
Bigbract verbena,  Bracted verbena
Verbena bracteata
© 2011 Neal Kramer
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Verbena bracteata
© 2004 James M. Andre
Verbena bracteata
© 2012 Jean Pawek
Verbena bracteata, a dicot, is an annual or perennial herb that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.

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Verbena bracteata
© 2010 Lee Dittmann
Genus: Verbena
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, Yellow Pine Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, (many plant communities), wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: disturbed, disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Verbena bracteosa
PLANTS: Verbena imbricata
More information about  Verbena bracteata
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).