Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Veronica americana Schwein. ex Benth. image
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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
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Veronica beccabunga L. var. americana Raf.

         
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