Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Verbena stricta Vent. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botancial Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Kitty Kohout

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll
Family Verbenaceae
Verbena stricta Vent.
hoary verbena, hoary vervain
Verbena: ancient Latin name of the common European vervain
stricta: erect, tight, rigid
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual/perennial, 8"-36" tall forb, stout, with dusty-looking, long hairs; stems square
Flower: deep blue to purple, 5-parted, 1/8"-1/4" wide; inflorescence usually 1 to a few, 8" long, thick spikes; blooms July-Sept.
Fruit:4 elliptical, separating nutlets
Leaf:opposite, oval to elliptical, stalkless, sharply toothed leaf drawing
Habitat: full sun; dry to moderate moisture; disturbed sites, prairies, inland sands, fields; in sandy, loamy soil

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All Verbena list Google- Images or Text
Verbena stricta Vent. f. albiflora Wadmond
Verbena stricta Vent. f. roseiflora Benke

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