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Verbena hastata

Common Names: Blue Vervain, Blue Verbena
Verbena hastata
Verbena hastata

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Lamiales
Family: Verbenaceae
Genus: Verbena
Species: Verbena hastata

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The flowers of blue vervain are blue-purple, tiny, with 5 petals, and clustered on narrow branching spikes.

The leaves are toothed, narrow, and grow on grooved, four-sided stems. The plants grow to 6’ in height.

Habitat & Range

Blue vervain grows on the sides of trails and watersides across the United States and southern Canada.

Life Cycle

The flowers bloom from July to September.

This species is an herbaceous biennial.

Featured image by James Dake.


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