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Ivy Leaved Speedwell


Scientific Name     

Veronica hederaefolia   

Family Name

Scrophulariaceae  (Figwort family)

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

fields, lawns, roadsides

Plant Height: 

ascending stems up to 4 dm, branched

Flower Color: 

pale blue with white centers

Flower: 

complete; perfect; corolla 3-5 mm wide; 4 sepals; 4 petals; 2 stamens; stigma 1; pedicle up to 15 mm when in fruit; annual

Inflorescence: 

single; axillary

Fruit: 

loculicidal; 1-2 seeds per locule; tipped with persistent style

Leaves: 

leaves 0.5-2 cm wide; mostly wider than long; palmately veined; lowest leaves opposite

Bloom Time: 

April-May

Origins: 

non-native

Other: 

this native of Eurasia is very similar to V. persica Poir. (Birdseye Speedwell), but has smaller flowers and pedicels