Verbena stricta

Verbena stricta


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Soil: Xeric(Dry)
Sun: Full
Height: 2′-3′
Color: Light pink- lavender
Blooms: June-September
Flowers: The flower head is a long thin spike of tube-like flowers. There are several spikes per plant. The flowers are about 1/8″ wide, with 5 petals, 4 stamens and 1 pistil.
Leaves: The stalkless oval leaves are thick and hairy.

Suggested Uses:

A plant of the upland prairies, this wildflower is a very useful plant for upland shoreline and prairie restoration projects. It grows well on sandy, gravelly soils and is quite showy!


Interesting Facts

Medicinal Uses: Tea from the leaves was used to treat stomach aches.
Food Uses: Native Americans ground flour from the roasted seeds.
Name: “Verbena” is Latin for “Sacred Plant.”
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Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

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