1. Dear Drugs-Forum readers: We are a small non-profit that runs one of the most read drug information & addiction help websites in the world. We serve over 4 million readers per month, and have costs like all popular websites: servers, hosting, licenses and software. To protect our independence we do not run ads. We take no government funds. We run on donations which average $25. If everyone reading this would donate $5 then this fund raiser would be done in an hour. If Drugs-Forum is useful to you, take one minute to keep it online another year by donating whatever you can today. Donations are currently not sufficient to pay our bills and keep the site up. Your help is most welcome. Thank you.

Blue Vervain: A Grower's Guide

Blue Vervain: A Grower's Guide

  1. Johan73
    The blue vervain, or Verbena hastata, is the most popular Verbena today, but its European cousin, V. officinalis, known simply as ‘vervain,’ also has medicinal properties and is used widely. If collecting seed locally, get a positive identification on the plant, because blue vervain also has several wild relatives in the Great Plains, including hoary vervain (V. stricta), narrow-leaved (V. simplex), pink (V. pumila), nettle-leaved (V. urticifolia), and fanleaf (V. plicata). The Dakota name for blue vervain translates as the word “medicine,” and the Omaha and Ponca name translates as “herb medicine.”

    Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service.

    Retrieved 7/12/09 from http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/library/hort2/mf2606.pdf

    Swim tried to upload this document earlier but wasn't sure if it worked or where it put it so apologizes if this is a duplicate.