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''Verbena hastata'' is a flowering plant in the vervain family, Verbenaceae. It is a herb with opposite, simple leaves which have double-serate margins, borne on stiffly erect, branching square stems. The flowers appear in summer and are purple. This is a common plant that occurs across North America. They are hardy and drought resistant.

This species is a member of the diploid North American vervains which have 14 chromosomes altogether. Hybridization seems to have played some role in.. more

Similar species: Lamiales
Species identified by WildFlower
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Uploaded Oct 20, 2012. Captured Jul 1, 2009 16:38.
  • NIKON D40
  • f/5.6
  • 1/800s
  • ISO400
  • 200mm