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WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Veronica serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   Go to FSUS key


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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Veronica serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia

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 (Smith, 1998).

image of Veronica serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia, Thymeleaf Speedwell

Roxanna Martin    rlm41810_455

April    Spartanburg County    SC

 

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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Veronica serpyllifolia var. serpyllifolia

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

Habitat: Meadows, lawns, roadsides, other disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

Non-native: Eurasia

Common (rare in Coastal Plain)

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

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

Flowers in a terminal raceme

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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