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Verbena stricta 'Hoary Vervain'

Verbena stricta 'Hoary Vervain'

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Verbena stricta, commonly known as Hoary Vervain or Blue Vervain, is a native, herbaceous perennial plant that is commonly found in meadows, prairies, and along roadsides in North America. It is known for its tall, stiff stems, long, lance-shaped leaves, and clusters of small, bright blue flowers that bloom from late spring to early fall.

Hoary Vervain can grow up to 4-5 feet tall and 1-2 feet wide, with stems that are tall, stiff, and sometimes woody at the base. The leaves are long and lance-shaped, with a deep green color and toothed edges. The flowers are small, bright blue, and arranged in spikes or clusters along the stem.

In terms of habitat, Hoary Vervain is well-adapted to a variety of soil and moisture conditions and can be found in both dry and moist soils. It is also tolerant of drought and can grow in full sun to partial shade. The species is an important component of meadow and prairie ecosystems, providing food and habitat for a variety of species, including pollinators, birds, and small mammals.

Fun Fact: Hoary Vervain is a species of Verbena that has been used for centuries in traditional medicine and spiritual practices. It has been used as a remedy for a variety of ailments, including headaches, digestive problems, and nervous conditions. The species is also known for its spiritual uses, including as a protective herb in traditional African spiritual practices, and as a symbol of love and devotion in ancient Europe. In modern times, Hoary Vervain is used in landscaping and restoration projects due to its attractive appearance, low maintenance requirements, and showy flowers. It is also a popular ornamental plant, with many cultivars available that feature different flower colors, including pink, purple, and white.

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