Saturday, May 15, 2010

Blue Vervain

This lovely little purple wild flower is called blue vervain. It is a native perennial that is a member of the verbena family. It thrives in sun light and is usually found in wet soil such as the shores of lakes and rivers, marshes, wet fields or ditches. Even though the flowers are small blue vervain is frequently visited by bees, small butterflies and skippers.

7 comments:

sweet bay said...

This is a lovely wildflower. I remember seeing it growing right on the banks of creeks in PA.

Denise said...

Fantastic! A very beautiful wildflower.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I have heard of Verbena, yet never had seen this type. What a lovely image of this beautiful wilflower. Thank you for sharing~

Kathy said...

Very pretty. The petals look like verbena. I can imagine the bees and butterflies do love it!

KaHolly said...

Loverly little flower, the Blue Vervain! We also have Blue Vervain, but it is considered rare in Nova Scotia. ~karen

i beati said...

I bet bees and butterflies love it sandy

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful wildflower!