Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1612

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Mountains)

Look for it in lawns, fields, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite (bracts gradually smaller, upper bracteal lvs often alternate)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Lavender-blue
Bisexual
4 sepals
4-lobed rotate corolla
2 well exserted stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils (or appearing so)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Veronica hederifolia   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronica hederifolia   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-20-004:
Veronica hederaefolia   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Ivyleaf Speedwell