Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Veronica anagallis-aquatica L. image
Photographer: Robert Bierman           

Botanical Illustration

Kenneth J. Sytsma

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Skawinski

Robert Bierman
Family Scrophulariaceae
Veronica anagallis-aquatica L.
water 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
anagallis-aquatica: aquatic Anagallis (Pimpernel)
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
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Status: Native
Plant: trailing to erect biennial/perennial, 4"-10" tall forb, smooth; roots fibrous
Flower: light blue to white, 4-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide, mature stalks curving backward, lobes longer than the tube; inflorescence a stalked cluster (raceme) of many flowers only from the upper leaf axils; blooms June-Oct.
Fruit:swollen capsule with many seeds
Leaf:all opposite, usually 1 1/2-3 times as long as wide, stalkless, mostly clasping
Habitat: wet; shores, shallows, ditches

More Information Natural Communities Herbarium Specimens
All Veronica list Google- Images or Text
Veronica anagallis L.
Veronica anagallis-aquatica L. var. glandulosa Farw.
Veronica catenata Pennell
Veronica catenata Pennell var. catenata
Veronica catenata Pennell var. glandulosa (Farw.) Pennell
Veronica comosa auct. non K.Richt.
Veronica comosa K.Richt. var. glaberrima (Pennell) B.Boivin
Veronica comosa K.Richt. var. glandulosa (Farw.) B.Boivin
Veronica connata auct. non Raf.
Veronica connata Raf. subsp. glaberrima Pennell
Veronica connata Raf. var. glaberrima (Pennell) Fassett
Veronica connata Raf. var. typica Pennell
Veronica glandifera Pennell
Veronica salina auct. non Schur
Veronica X lackschewitzii J.Keller

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