$3.50 – $8.95
Color: Light pink- lavender
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.
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!
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.”