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Verbena hastataVerbena hastata

blue vervain, simpler's joy

Photograph(s) by*: RHW

Characteristics

Height: 1.5-5'
Flowers: Jun.-Oct.; blue to purple
Fruit: nut/nut-like

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Moist Wet
Soil pH:
Soil type: Clay Loamy Sandy

Habitat

moist meadows, swamps floodplains, wet ditches, roadsides

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD VA WV DE NY PA

Wildlife

Butterfly Songbird Waterfowl Small mammal *

Notes

bright flowers; herbal uses



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/347.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004