Verbena stricta Vent.
Common Name: HOARY VERVAIN
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Although Michigan is within the native range of this species as usually described, its status here is doubtful. The only collections seen from before 1900 are from disturbed ground at Grand Rapids (Kent Co.) in 1896. There are very few collections until the 1940’s, after which there has been apparently rapid spread in sandy fields and roadsides, along railroads, and in barren disturbed ground generally. Only a very few collections are said to have come from wet ground near marshes and ponds.

The relatively large flowers and hoary foliage make this one of our most attractive species.

Locations

Alcona County
Alpena County
Antrim County
Barry County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Calhoun County
Charlevoix County
    Including Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Hillsdale County
Iosco County
Isabella County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Lake County
Lapeer County
Leelanau County
    Including Manitou Islands
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Macomb County
Manistee County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Menominee County
Missaukee County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Oceana County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
St. Joseph County
Van Buren County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. May 27, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=2773.