Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


3352

Forb
Perennial

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Look for it in meadows, lawns, roadsides, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White or pale blue
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed rotate corolla
2 well exserted stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in a terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Veronica serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronica serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifolia   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-20-001:
Veronica serpyllifolia   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Thymeleaf Speedwell