Taxon: Verbena stricta Vent.

Genus: Verbena
Section: Verbena
Family: Verbenaceae
Nomen number: 101140
Place of publication: Descr. pl. nouv. ad t. 53. 1801
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-Mar-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 17-Aug-2010
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 3 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • hoary vervain  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • verbena  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada Ontario, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia
    • Northwestern U.S.A.: United States Colorado, Montana, Wyoming
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States New Mexico, Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Arkansas, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee

  • Naturalized

  • Northern America

    • United States

  • Cultivated


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Check other web resources for Verbena stricta Vent. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image