Verbena simplex Narrow-Leaved Vervain
Ohio Native Plant Natural Range
Seed Provenance Narrow-Leaved Vervain
Wildlife Significance Narrow-Leaved Vervain
Nectar - Silver Spotted Skippers and small small butterflies
Pollen Source - Small Carpenter bees, cuckoo bees, leaf-cutting bees, green metallic bees Seed- For Lark Bunting and sparrow
Host Plant - Buckeye Butterfly caterpillar
Specialist Insects - Verbena Moth, Verbena Aphid
For detailed information on Narrow-Leaved Vervain visit the Illinois Wildflower website
Propagation Notes Narrow-Leaved Vervain
Supplies needed - Small Zip lock plastic bag with a few tablespoons of moistened vermiculite Germination - Was slow, around 10 days, seedling were tiny for several weeks. After 6 weeks they are almost ready to transplant
Light Source - Florescent, one warm one cool, although not the most ecological they provide both light and heat. We keep the daytime temperature of our house at 64 ºF, a tad below ideal.
Why start seedlings indoors? Provides a controlled environment, making identification easier for those plants I am not familiar with.