Verbena stricta Vent. - Hoary Vervain
Family - Verbenaceae
Flowering - June - Sept.
Habitat - Rocky glades, roadsides
Origin - Native to North America.
Other information - This species is rare in Alabama and has been reported from just two central counties. The plant can be identified by its pubescent stems, broad leaves, and large inflorescences of purple flowers.
Photographs taken at the Kansas City Zoo, 6-29-00, and near Springfield, MO., 7-4-03.