Saturday, July 24, 2010

Blue Vervain

This unique looking wildflower is blue vervain a native perennial that is usually found in damp habitats, such as ditches or near the shore of rives and streams. I photographed this vervain on the shore of Snake River. There is another form of vervain in this area called hoary vervain which has a larger flower and is usually found in dryer habitats.

14 comments:

KaHolly said...

It is so pretty! Really dresses up the landscape! ~karen

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautifully captured.

Darryl and Ruth : )

Nikki-ann said...

Unique, but beautiful :)

Misty Dawn said...

This is one of my favorite wildflowers that grow back at my pond. I always wondered what they were called. Thanks for the info! One of these days, I'll get some reference books.

Tammie Lee said...

lovely photo.

i beati said...

butterflies and finches love it don't they ?? sandy

Carver said...

I love the color and unique structure of this beautiful flower.

Lui said...

They all said it for me! A real beauty!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

These are so pretty and I've seen many species that resemble these but never knew their name. Beautiful photo.

leavesnbloom said...

What a beautiful wild flower - If you had not mentioned that it was a wild flower I would have said that it looks ever so similar to the Verbena that grows in my UK garden.

Jane said...

Nice one, lovely colour too:)

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Beautiful colour on this wildflower. Wild Chickory grows along our roadways and it is just about the same colour. It seems there are several wildflowers this time of year that are in the same colour range. Have a wonderful week, stay safe~

Chuchie | Chie Wilks said...

what a wild beauty...awesome capture


mine is here

sellrunescapegold said...

These are so fairly and I've seen many varieties that look like these but never realized their name. Wonderful photo

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