''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