Authentic Wisconsin.  Blue Vervain - Verbena hastata


Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on July 29, 2020.


Above: Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/29/20).


Blue Vervain - Verbena hastata

Blue Vervain is a native plant that grows in full sun in prairies, meadows, fields and along streambanks. It grows from 16"-40" in height and is branched towards to top.

Blue Vervain has 5-petal, deep blue (lavender) flowers clustered on densely-flowered spikes. Spikes elongate as the plants mature.

Blue Vervain blooms from late July to October.

Leaves of Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 27, 2020.


Above: Leaves of Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/27/20).


Other Names: American vervain, simpler's-joy, swamp verbena.

Verbena - ancient Latin name of the common European vervain.

For more information on the Blue Vervain, visit Wikipedia.

Or, visit the UW-Madison Wisconsin State Herbarium website page about Blue Vervain - Verbena hastata.


Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on July 29, 2019.
Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on July 29, 2019.
Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on June 29, 2019.
Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on December 26, 2020.

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Blue Vervain
Verbena hastata


Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on July 29, 2019.

Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on July 29, 2019.

Above: Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/29/19).


Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on July 30, 2019.

Above: Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/30/19).


Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on July 31, 2019.

Above: Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/31/19).


Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park on  August 23, 2019.

Above: Blue Vervain along shore of Lake Wingra in Wingra Park in Madison, Wisconsin. (8/23/19).


Blue Vervain specimen collected in Crawford County on July 28, 2015.

Above: Blue Vervain specimen collected in Crawford County. (7/28/2015).


Blue Vervain.

Blue Vervain.

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