Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Water Speedwell at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
INCLUDED WITHIN Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-20-008:
Veronica anagallis-aquatica FAMILY Scrophulariaceae
Water Speedwell, Brook Pimpernel
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Bruce A. Sorrie bas_v_anagallis_aquatica1
April Pima County AZ
Leaves clasping. Racemes with 20-65 flowers, per Weakley's Flora (2015).
Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Flora of North America
Native to North Carolina? or possibly introduced
Rare in NC
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Opposite (upper bracteal leaves opposite as well)
Plants mostly glabrous
4-lobed rotate corolla
2 well exserted stamens
Flowers in axillary racemes
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