Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1613

Forb
Perennial

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

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

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full sun ...Variable

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Deep blue
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed rotate corolla
2 well exserted stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in a terminal spike

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (5/21/15):
Veronica longifolia   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

(?) PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Pseudolysimachion longifolium   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Veronica longifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Garden Speedwell, Longleaf Speedwell