Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata)

A green plant with several stems each topped with a spike of blue flowers.

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Blue vervain is common in sedge meadows, wet to wet-mesic prairies, and fresh meadows.

Blue vervain is a perennial herb up to 1.5 - 3.5' tall. The opposite stem leaves are lanced-shaped to narrowly ovate and coarsely serrated. Deep blue flowers are overlapping and packed into a number of dense spikes which form a panicle at the end of the 4-sided, erect stem.

Blue verain is visited by many of our native bees and are important mid-summer nectaring sources.

Blooms: July to August.

Find It

Blue vervain is common in many lower, moist areas near the river and floodplain lakes.
Coldwater Spring

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Last updated: March 21, 2018

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