Verbena hastata L.
Family: Verbenaceae
blue vervain,  more...
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Matthew L. Wagner  
Etymology: Verbena: ancient Latin name of the common European vervain
Plants: erect, biennial/perennial, 16"-40" tall forb, roughly hairy, branched toward the top; stems square
Leaves: opposite, lance-like, to 7" long, coarsely toothed, often with 3 lower lobes leaf drawing
Flowers: 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.
Fruits: 4 linear, separating nutlets
Habitat: full sun; moist; prairies, meadows, fields, streambanks; in sandy, loamy soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Christopher Noll  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Emmet J. Judziewicz  
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Marion Sheehan  
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Paul Drobot  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Matthew L. Wagner  
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Christopher Noll  
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Paul Drobot  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Caroline A. Creevey  
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Aaron_Carlson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Paul Drobot  
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