*Verbena tenuisecta Moss Verbena
PERENNIAL. Trailing stems have finely dissected leaves that are
smooth or very slightly hairy, and nearly evergreen. Round clusters
of pinkish-purple flowers bloom in March-May and again after summer rains.
Escaped from cultivation but not invasive. Similar to several native
species. Pollinated by white-lined sphinx moths (Hyalophora lineata).
Gambel's quail eat the seeds. In the Empires, occasional in semi-shaded
FAMILY: Verbenaceae (Vervain Family)