Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Verbena hastata L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Caroline A. Creevey

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Marion Sheehan

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot
Family Verbenaceae
Verbena hastata L.
blue vervain, simpler's-joy, swamp verbena
Verbena: ancient Latin name of the common European vervain
hastata: spear-shaped with the basal lobes facing outward like a halberd
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, biennial/perennial, 16"-40" tall forb, roughly hairy, branched toward the top; stems square
Flower: deep blue, 5-parted, 1/8"-1/4" wide, tube hairy; inflorescence a 8" loosely-branched, terminal cluster of densely-flowered spikes; blooms July-Oct.
Fruit:4 linear, separating nutlets
Leaf:opposite, lance-like, to 7" long, coarsely toothed, often with 3 lower lobes leaf drawing
Habitat: full sun; moist; prairies, meadows, fields, streambanks; in sandy, loamy soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Verbena hastata L. f. albiflora Moldenke
Verbena hastata L. f. rosea Cheney
Verbena hastata L. var. hastata
Verbena hastata L. var. scabra Moldenke

         
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