Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1614

Forb
Perennial

Native & non-native?
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields and forests, per Weakley's Flora

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LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite (upper bracteal leaves opposite as well)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Lilac-blue
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed rotate corolla
2 well exserted stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in axillary spikelike racemes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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

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

GREATER THAN PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronica officinalis var. officinalis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-20-010:
Veronica officinalis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

GREATER THAN PLANTS National Database
Veronica officinalis var. tournefortii

 

COMMON NAME:
Common Speedwell, Gypsyweed, Heath Speedwell


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image of Veronica officinalis

Keith Bradley    kab_v_officinalis_1083

May    Henderson County    NC

Pisgah National Forest

image of Veronica officinalis

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_officinalis_4

May        

Flowers in spikelike racemes, with extremely short pedicels, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veronica officinalis

JK Marlow    jkm090607_026

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

A hairy, reclining mat-forming plant with thick toothed elliptic leaves, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veronica officinalis

JK Marlow    jkm090607_026c

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Corolla light blue, sometimes with darker lines, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

image of Veronica officinalis

JK Marlow    jkm090607_031

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

image of Veronica officinalis

JK Marlow    s090607_04

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Flowers less than 1/4" across; leaves up to 2" long, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veronica officinalis

JK Marlow    s090607_06

June    Transylvania County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway