Verbena stricta
(Hoary Verbena)

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               Seedpod                                           Leaf                                            Stem                                        Seed                                          Habit

Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Hoary Verbena, Hoary Vervain
    Lifespan: Perennial
    Zones: 4 - 7
    Type: Forb
    Bloom Time: May - September
    Status: Native

Verbena stricta, or Hoary Verbena, is native to the central United States, and is absent from the furthest west and east states. It grows in dry gravelly soil of fields, prairies and roadsides. It blooms in mid to late summer, with slight purple flowers.

This species looks most like Verbena hastata, but it can usually be distinguished by habitat alone, as Verbena stricta grows in dry areas, and the former prefers wet. Additionally, Verbena stricta has light purple flowers and its leaves are broader and covered in fuzz.

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