Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Hoary Vervain - Verbena stricta   Ventenat
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DistributionA single collection is known from Onslow County, as reported by RAB (1968) and mapped by BONAP. A specimen has not been seen, however.

Native of the Upper Midwest, south into northern TX and MS. Adventive east of the Appalachians from Que. to GA.
AbundanceVery rare.
HabitatRAB (1968) say pastures and roadsides.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting June-September.
IdentificationThe stems grow 1.5-3 feet tall, are densely pubescent, and with few or no branches. The leaves are elliptical to ovate, sessile or with short petioles, double-serrate, and densely pubescent. The flowering spikes are 1-several, erect, up to 8 inches long, corollas lavender-pink to red-purple.
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B.A. SorrieKonza Prairie, KS, 4 July 2020. Photo_non_NCPhoto_non_NC

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