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WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Veronica hederifolia   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronica hederifolia   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Veronica hederifolia

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Veronica hederaefolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Ivyleaf Speedwell


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image of Veronica hederifolia, Ivyleaf Speedwell

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vehe2_001_lvd

        

image of Veronica hederifolia, Ivyleaf Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm120227_077c

February    Greenville County    SC

Leaves are hairy, mostly 3-lobed, and wider than long (to 0.8" wide), per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Veronica hederifolia, Ivyleaf Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm120227_077e

February    Greenville County    SC

Flowers are solitary in the upper leaf axils, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veronica hederifolia, Ivyleaf Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm120227_080b

February    Greenville County    SC

image of Veronica hederifolia, Ivyleaf Speedwell

Roxanna Martin    rlm22611_16

February    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers appear axillary and have 4 distinct sepals. Plant pubescent to pilose, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Veronica hederifolia, Ivyleaf Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm110316_002

March    Greenville County    SC

Conspicuous long hairs provide a bristly appearance, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

image of Veronica hederifolia, Ivyleaf Speedwell

Roxanna Martin    rlm3110_040

March    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves are widely ovate, 3-5 lobed, with the center lobe being widest, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Veronica hederifolia, Ivyleaf Speedwell

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_veronica_hederifolia

March        

image of Veronica hederifolia, Ivyleaf Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm150407_180

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Erect or decumbent annual, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Veronica hederifolia, Ivyleaf Speedwell

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_hederifolia_ivylfsp

October        

Leaf margins conspicuously ciliate; leaves have a slightly succulent texture, per www.illinoiswildflowers.info.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Veronica hederifolia   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronica hederifolia   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
Veronica hederifolia

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Veronica hederaefolia

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

1612

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Europe

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

Habitat: 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:

 

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

 

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