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Hoary Vervain, Woolly Vervain

Verbena stricta Vent.

Verbenaceae (Verbena Family)

▲ seedling

▲ young plant

▲ flowering plant

▲▼ flowers

         Hoary Vervain

o   Native short-lived perennial, growing 3-5 feet tall, with opposite, oval, toothed, hairy, textured leaves

o   Flowers are in narrow, upright racemes, usually blue or purple in color (sometimes white)

o   Found in fallow fields, pastures, disturbed sites, roadsides

o   FHas broader, more hairy leaves and not as blue  flowers as similar blue vervain

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