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Hoary verbena - Verbena stricta

Status Under Review
Undetermined Origin

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SU
(see State Rank Reason below)

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State Rank Reason (see State Rank above)
Possibly introduced into Montana.
 
General Description
Taprooted, short-lived perennial. Stems erect, usually simple, 30–120 cm, hirsute. Leaves narrowly ovate, serrate, 4–11 cm long, hirsute. Inflorescence of 1 to few spikes; bracts 4–6 mm long. Flowers: calyx 4–5 mm long, hirsute; corolla blue to purple, 6–9 mm long, the limb 7–11 mm across, puberulent at the center; style ca. twice as long as the ovary. Nutlets 2–3 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
WA to ON south to NM, TX, FL; native to the Great Plains, introduced elsewhere (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 2

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