Blue Vervain (Verbana hastate)

Blue Vervain, Verbena hastata

Blue Vervain (Verbena hastata), in sedge meadow

Other Names: Common Vervain and Wild Hyssop

Plant Family: Vervain, Verbenaceae

Wetland Indicator Status: FACW

Blue Vervain (Verbana hastate) is another one of those wetland plants that makes a nice addition to a shoreland restoration, rain garden, or other wet spot on your property.  The stems rise out of the snow as if in defiance of winter, and a reminder that summer will come again.

Blue Vervain and Bumble Bee

Blue Vervain, is often found in Wet Prairie, but is also found in many other plant communities