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Glandularia bipinnatifida var. bipinnatifida 
Prairie Verbena

Item #: 3067
Category: Wildflowers
Habit: Perennial
Bloom: Mar-Oct
Height: 4-12 inches
Planting Rates: 

4 lbs / acre

Lawn & Garden:
Packet covers 20 sf
D-pak covers 250 sf

1 pkt. - $3.00
1 dpak. - $34.00



Soil Moisture

Sand Loam Clay Caliche  Full  Partial Dappled Shade
 X    X    X    X    X    X            Dry Medium 



for more info see Related Books
  Wildflowers of Texas
  Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
  Wildflowers of the Western Plains
  Texas Wildflowers: A Field Guide
  100 Texas Wildflowers
  Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region


A great choice! This low, trailing or creeping perennial is drought tolerant and long-blooming. Its range is throughout the great plains and portions of the southwest. Butterflies are attracted to the masses of purple blooms. You will enjoy the sweet fragrance.

Masses of purple blooms of the Prairie Verbena (above)

The Natives are Friendly

Prairie Verbena is an amazing native perennial. It is drought tolerant and highly deer resistant for those areas that are suffering under increased deer pressure. This beautiful low growing trailing plant likes dry to medium moist sites and can be found along roadsides, pastures, and open grassy areas often covering acres of ground. It is widespread throughout the state of Texas and several years ago, in the Texas Hill Country, pasture after pasture was covered with carpets of purple. It likes well drained soils like sand, loam, clay, caliche and limestone. This native can be found from Northern Mexico north to Oklahoma and west to New Mexico and Arizona. It thrives in full sun in open pastures & grasslands but will also tolerate partial shade.

Prairie Verbena, Glandularia bipinnatifida, is also known as Dakota vervain, purple prairie verbena, and Dakota mock vervain. The genus Glandularia is a member of the Verbena family, family verbenaceae, which includes Teak, prized for its wood, Lantana, Lippia or Frog Fruit, and Chase Tree or Vitex. The Spanish name Moradilla comes from the Spanish word for purple, morado. Moradilla actually means Little Purple One. It generally has a purple bloom but this can vary from a bluish purple to a violet to a pink. The blankets of purple flowers make an attractive nectar source for butterflies and bees. Prairie Verbena’s extended bloom time from March through October benefits both gardeners and pollinators. Maybe this year we will be blessed with fields, pastures, and roadsides carpeted with Purple Prairie Verbena.


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