Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


Because of technology changes and personnel changes at UWSP and the Wisconsin State Herbarium, the database of plant species housed at this site was merged with the database from the OLD WisFlora website to create a new Flora of Wisconsin website at Currently we are encouraging all Wisplant viewers to begin using the Flora of Wisconsin website as soon as possible. Wisplants will remain operational through July 13th. After that date, all traffic to Wisplants will be redirected to the Flora of Wisconsin website.

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  Veronica americana Schwein. ex Benth. image
Photographer: Emmet J. Judziewicz           

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Family Scrophulariaceae
Veronica americana Schwein. ex Benth.
American brooklime, American speedwell
Veronica: named after Saint Veronica, the woman who gave Jesus a cloth to wipe his face while on the way to Calvary, and so named because the markings on some species supposedly resemble those on her sacred handkerchief
americana: for America
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Status: Native
Plant: trailing to erect perennial, 4"-10" tall forb, mostly smooth; from rhizomes
Flower: blue, 4-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide, lobes longer than the tube; inflorescence a stalked, open cluster (raceme) of 10-15 stalked flowers only from the upper leaf axils; blooms June-Oct.
Fruit:swollen capsule with many seeds
Leaf:all opposite and short-stalked, mostly widest near the base and usually 2-4 times as long as wide
Habitat: wet; shores, streambanks, shallows

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Veronica beccabunga L. var. americana Raf.

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