Authentic Wisconsin.  Hoary Vervain - Verbena stricta


Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 10, 2020.


Above: Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin. (7/10/20).


Hoary Vervain - Verbena stricta

Hoary Vervain is a native plant that is mostly found in meadows and fields. It grows from 2- 4 feet in height.

Hoary Vervain has 5-petal, deep blue to purple (lavender) flowers on long, thick spikes. As the plant ages the spike atop the plant will elongate.

Hoary Vervain blooms from late June to September.

Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 27, 2020.


Above: Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/27/20).


Other Names: Hoary verbena.

Verbena - ancient Latin name of the common European vervain.

For more information on the Hoary Vervain, visit Wikipedia.

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


Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 27, 2020.
Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 27, 2020.
Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 27, 2020.
Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 27, 2020.
Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 30, 2020.
Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 30, 2020.
Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 30, 2020.
Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 1, 2020.
Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 10, 2020.
Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 10, 2020.
Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 10, 2020.
Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on July 10, 2020.

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Hoary Vervain
Verbena stricta


Hoary Vervain next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center parking lot on June 27, 2020.

Above: The Stem and leaves of Hoary Vervain growing next to the UW Arboretum Visitors Center in Madison, Wisconsin. (6/27/20). The leaves have a heavy serrated edge with an oval to egg shape and a pointed tip.


Hoary Vervain specimen collected in Crawford County, Wisconsin on July 30, 2015.

Above: Hoary Vervain specimen collected in Crawford County. (7/30/2015).


Hoary Vervain.

Hoary Vervain.

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