Veronica chamaedrys L.

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

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  • Scientific Name

    Veronica chamaedrys L.

  • Description

    Species Description - Rhizomatous perennial, 1–3 dm, prostrate or loosely ascending, spreading-hairy, at least on the stem; lvs all opposite, ovate, broad-based and sessile or nearly so, 1.5–3 × 0.8–2 cm, 1–2 times as long as wide, coarsely crenate-serrate with mostly 5–11 teeth per side; racemes axillary, pedunculate, loose, the 10–20 fls evidently pedicellate; pedicels 5–9 mm at maturity, surpassing the subtending, alternate bracts; cor blue, 8–12 mm wide; style 3–5 mm; fr (rarely produced) 3–3.5 mm, broadly triangular-obcordate, with apparently about 6 seeds per locule; 2n=16, 32. A weed in lawns and open, mostly disturbed sites; native of Europe, intr. in much of our range. May–June.

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