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Mint Leafed Vervain
Verbena menthifolia
About Mint Leafed Vervain (Verbena menthifolia) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Verbena menthifolia is a species of verbena known by the common name mint-leaved vervain or mint vervain. It is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, where it occurs in many types of open, dry habitat such as desert scrub. This perennial herb produces one or more rough-haired, erect stems up to about 75 centimeters in maximum height. The hairy leaves are a few centimeters long and are divided near the base into a few narrow lobes which have serrated edges. The inflorescence is made up of one to three narrow, erect spikes of flowers up to 30 centimeters long. The flowers are spaced, not densely packed on the slender spike. Each flower has a small purple corolla 2 or 3 millimeters wide.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual Herb, Perennial Herb

2.5 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Full Sun

Common uses
Common uses
Bee Gardens

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Open places

Annual Precipitation: 3.4" - 95.3", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 2.28", Coldest Month: 37.1" - 59.1", Hottest Month: 59.0" - 88.4", Humidity: 0.52" - 39.16", Elevation: 10" - 4577"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Mint Vervain, Mint-leaved Vervain

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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