Verbena xutha

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habit and habitat--Verbena xutha is an herbaceous perennial that inhabits disturbed open areas.  The plants in this picture are about 4-5 ft. in height. inflorescence in Summer--the flowers open from the bottom to the top.  Do you see the old, shriveled corollas below the open flowers?

flowers--this is the typical look of flowers in the genus Verbena.  Do you see the upside-down gingerbread men? leaf--are these leaves pubescent or glabrous?