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.
The Hispaniolan Emerald Hummingbird (Chlorostilbon swainsonii) is found in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical moist montane forests, and heavily degraded former forest. It is locally known as Zumbador Mediano, in reference to the fact that the Hispaniolan Emerald is sized between the larger Antillean Mango (Anthracothorax dominicus) and the smaller Vervain Hummingbird (Mellisuga minima).