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Verbena stricta Vent.
HOARY VERBENA
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Verbena stricta Vent.

Verbena stricta plant

Family - Verbenaceae

Stems - To 1.5m tall, hirsute, herbaceous, erect, simple to branching above, 4-angled.

Verbena stricta stem

Leaves - Opposite, sessile to very short petiolate, typically ovate, serrate (sometimes doubly), hirsute to villous above and below, to +/-9cm long, +/-5cm broad.

Verbena stricta leaf

Inflorescence - Terminal spikes to -40cm long, indeterminate, with flowers dense and overlapping. Each flower subtended by subulate-attenuate bract to 5mm long. Bracts pubescent and enclosing base of calyx tube.

Verbena stricta inflorescence

Flowers - Corolla blue-purple to rose or whitish, salverform, 5-lobed, zygomorphic. Corolla tube to 5mm long, glabrous and whitish at base, pubescent near apex. Expanded portion of corolla to +/-7mm broad. Lobes to 3mm long, pubescent externally and internally. Stamens 4, didynamous, included, adnate at top 2/3 of corolla tube. Anthers .8mm long, yellow. Filaments wanting. Style green, glabrous, 1.5mm long. Ovary green, 1mm long, glabrous, superior. Calyx tube dense antrorse pubescent to hirsute, 4-5mm long, 5-lobed, with 5 ridges (nerves). Lobes acuminate, unequal, to -1mm long.

Verbena stricta flowers

Flowering - May - September.

Habitat - Disturbed sites, waste ground, pastures, prairies, thickets, roadsides, railroads.

Origin - Native to U.S.

Other info. - This attractive species is fairly common in Missouri. The plant is a typical roadsides weed but is deserving of cultivation becasue of its fairly large size and abundant flowers.
This species also has different flower color forms. Form stricta , shown above, has the typical blue-purple flower color. Form albiflora Wadmond , has white flowers. Form roseiflora Benke , has rose-colored flowers.
This and other plants in the family Verbenaceae often have square stems much like the family Lamiaceae . These two families are closely related. Many of the Verbenaceae also have scented foliage.

Photographs taken at the Kansas City Zoo, 6-29-00, and near Springfield, MO., 7-4-03.



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Verbena stricta Vent.
hoary verbena

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General Information
Symbol: VEST
Group: Dicot
Family: Verbenaceae
Duration: Annual
Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Scott Co., Davenport, Nahant Marsh. 2002. Usage Requirements .

Jennifer Anderson. United States, IA, Scott Co., Bettendorf, Pigeon Creek Park. 2002. Usage Requirements .

Steve Hurst. Provided by ARS Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory . United States, IA, Ames. Usage Requirements .

Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 96. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .

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Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Lamiales
Family Verbenaceae – Verbena family
Genus Verbena L. – vervain
Species Verbena stricta Vent. – hoary verbena

Subordinate Taxa

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Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Verbena stricta hoary vervain tall vervain woolly verbena This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
NE&GP Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe,and M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains . Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.

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