Verbena hastata L.
Verbenaceae (The Verbena Family)
▲ mature, flowering plant
· Native, short-lived, simple perennial that grows 2-4 feet tall with slender terminal spikelets with purplish-blue flowers
· Leaves lanceolate, with indented veins, bright green, with some rough hairs (not woolly as with Hoary Vervain
· Similar to hoary vervain except blue vervain leaves have petioles and blue vervain is more commonly found in wet soils along streams and lakes