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Thyme Leaved Speedwell


Scientific Name     

Veronica liwanensis    L. 

Family Name

Scrophulariaceae  (Figwort family)

nophotos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




















Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

rich, moist woods, stream banks

Plant Height: 

10-15 cm tall, 30 cm long, creeping; many stems from base; rooting at the nodes

Flower Color: 

whitish blue with purple stripes

Flower: 

complete; perfect; 4 sepals; 4 rounded lobes, lower lobe reduced; glabrous externally, pubescent internally near the apex of the corolla tube; 2 stamens, anthers dark colored; ovary superior with 2 locules; placentation axile

Inflorescence: 

terminal bracteate racemes

Fruit: 

many seeded capsule

Leaves: 

opposite; entire; very short-petiolate; mostly glabrous; leaves reduced to bracts in inflorescence

Bloom Time: 

April-July

Origins: 

non-native

Other: 

very similar to V. officinalis, whose main stems never terminate in inflorescence while V. serpyllifolia do