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Goodding Verbena

Glandularia gooddingii

Details & Attributes


Plant Type(s) Perennial
Native to Arizona Yes!
Water Needs Low-moderate
Sun Full sun, Partial shade
Pollinators Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Has Spines No
Size
In relative feet, width by height
2 × 3
Freeze Tolerant No
Flowering Season All Year
Flower Color Purple
Minimum Temperature Range 0 °F
Leaf Description Lobed, deep green
Fruit Inconspicuous.
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Ethnobotany Acts as a sedative, diaphoretic, diuretic, bitter tonic, and antispasmodic.
Description Goodding, or desert verbena, is a small, often spreading plant with fragrant lavender flowers that bloom following the rainy seasons. Short-lived yet fast growing, Goodding verbena reseeds itself continually, and attracts a variety of butterflies.