Plant ID forum: What type of Plant is this?

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Zelda_Klaire
Jul 22, 2016 11:08 AM CST
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I came across this plant a while back in April while I was walking my dog.
I thought the color of the plant was quite unique:
The stem was sort of burgundy in color, the tip of the plant where the flowers sprung looks similar to a Lavender but still burgundy in color.
Then I noticed that it has flowers (a bunch of them together like a hydrangea) on it which looked like a shade of lilac and pink.

I really love the aesthetic of this plant and was wondering if you could help me identify it.

I live in Southern California.

I'm guessing that this is a wild plant.
I came across a photo of it online and its the only photo i have. I cant search for more since I have no clue on what the name is.
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XiaoLong
Jul 22, 2016 11:15 AM CST
Verbena bonariensis Smiling

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Calif_Sue
Jul 22, 2016 6:41 PM CST

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Here's a link to our database entry with lots more images of this plant.
Brazilian Verbena (Verbena bonariensis)
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jul 22, 2016 6:45 PM CST

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Although your description of burgundy in stems doesn't match. But that image you added is Verbena bonariensis

This is what the entire plant looks like.
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purpleinopp
Jul 23, 2016 6:27 AM CST
Hi & welcome! V. bonariensis is not native in the US.
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miltonsmom
Jul 27, 2016 10:31 AM CST
This annual self-sows freely. You will have a bounty and will need to thin these if they decide they like your place.

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