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  • VERBENA  STRICTA | Hoary Vervain
  • VERBENA  STRICTA | Hoary Vervain
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Product Description

"Hoary Vervain, Mullien-leaved Verbena, Wooly Verbena"

"Verbena is the Latin term for ""sacred herb"". Stricta is Latin for ""upright, erect"".

Distinctive square stem, grows to 3 feet. Plant is very hairy normally. Flowers vary from blue-violet to rose and occur in spikes at the top of the plant from late June to September. Spikes can be 8 inches long and bloom from the bottom up. Found in fields, thickets and ditches throughout the Tallgrass region.

Sun Exposure               Prairie, Savanna
Soil Moisture Dry Mesic, Dry
Bloom Time

Summer, Fall                       June, July, August, September

Bloom Color Blue
Max Height 2 feet
Wetland Code UPL
Germ Code  C(60), D
Seeds Per Ounce   28,000


"The seeds of Blue Vervain were collected by some Native Americans , roasted and ground into a flour or meal. Central California Miwoks used the seed meal as an extensive food source. A tea made from the leaves was used as a remedy for stomach aches by northern plains Indians. The tops of this plant persist through the hard northern winter months and provide a limited amount of food to birds.

Edible Uses: A tea-like beverage has been made from the leaves.

Medicinal Uses: "The plant is thought to be specific for fever and ague. An infusion of the leaves has been used in the treatment of stomach aches.

Herbal Uses: Unknown

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