Verbena stricta, or Hoary Vervain, is native to much of the United States. It is very drought tolerant, deer & livestock resistant and an important component of butterfly gardens! It also grows well it tough areas.
Verbena Verbena has longstanding use in herbalism and folk medicine, usually as an herbal tea. Nicholas Culpeper's 1652 The English Physitian discusses folk uses. Among other effects, it may act as a galactagogue (promotes lactation) and possibly sex steroid analogue. The plants are also sometimes used as abortifacient. Verbena has been listed as one of the 38 plants used to prepare Bach flower remedies, a kind of alternative medicine promoted for its effect on health.