This species is included in the New York Metropolitan Flora Project of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Click here more information, including a distribution map for the metro New York area http://nymf.bbg.org/species/1557.
This species is grown by the Greenbelt Native Plants Center on Staten Island, NY. This facility is part of the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation and its purpose is to support and promote the use of native species in planting projects. For more information, go to:http://www.nycgovparks.org/greening/greenbelt-native-plant-center.
Some research on V. hastata seems to reflect its potential medicinal use. Often used in traditional medicine, V. hastata has been investigate for potential anti-ulcer and antimicrobial properties (Akuodor et al. 2012).
V. hastata is also featured in wetland ecological studies, such as Dittmar and Neely 1999 and Kao-Kniffin et al. 2010.
There is a report of this species hybridizing with other members of the Verbena genus (Poindexter 1962).
Akuodor GC, JL Akpan, MN Ezeunala, GA Ajoku, AD Essien, AU Megwas, DO Okoroafor, TC Iwuanyanwu, and UA Osunkwo. 2012. Evaluation of anti-ulcer and antimicrobial effects of Verbena hastata leaf extract. African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology. 6(11):778-782.
Dittmar LA and RK Neely. 1999. Wetland seed bank respose to sedimentation varying in loading rate and texture. Wetlands. 19(2):341-351.
Kao-Kniffin J, DS Freyre, and TC Balser. 2010. Methane dynamics across wetland plant species. Aquatic Botany. 93(2):107-113.
Poindexter, JD. 1962. Natural hybridization among Verbena stricta, V. hastata, and V. urticifolia in Kansas. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science. 65(4):409-419.