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


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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Veronica serpyllifolia

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-20-001:
Veronica serpyllifolia   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Veronica serpyllifolia

 

COMMON NAME:
Thymeleaf Speedwell


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image of Veronica serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia, Thymeleaf Speedwell

Roxanna Martin    rlm41810_377

April    Spartanburg County    SC

The 3/8" oval leaves are replaced in the inflorescence by small bracts, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veronica serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia, Thymeleaf Speedwell

Roxanna Martin    rlm41810_455

April    Spartanburg County    SC

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (4/24/22):
Veronica serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

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

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Veronica serpyllifolia

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-20-001:
Veronica serpyllifolia   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Veronica serpyllifolia

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3352

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Eurasia

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

Habitat: 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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