Species Detail

Verbena hastata L.
Common Vervain


Scientific Name:  
Verbena hastata L.
Common Name:  
Common Vervain
Myaamia Name:  
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Undetermined
Habitats:  
Undetermined
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Undetermined

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Verbena hastata L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Related Info  Archaeological studies in central and south-central Indiana revealed that verbena was utilized as a food source by indigenous peoples sometime during the period of A.D. 1000 to A.D. 1450
No Reference Specified Habitat  Occurs in moist fields; meadows; prairies and swamps throughout eastern and western Miami lands
Botanical Sources  
Verbena hastata L.
No sources entered.
Related Sources  
Verbena hastata L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   Human-charred remains of Vervain material was recovered from an early 19th century Miami village site at the forks of the Wabash River (Ft Wayne), 1795-1812 (Ehler Site). Verbena hastata is very common, and the remains were probably this species. –