Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Veronica officinalis L. image
Photographer: Merel R. Black           

Botancial Illustration

Botancial Illustration

Botancial Illustration

Botancial Illustration

Corey Raimond

Corey Raimond

Kurt Stüber

Matthew L. Wagner

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Robert Bierman

Robert W. Freckmann

Kurt Stüber

Kurt Stüber
Family Scrophulariaceae
Veronica officinalis L.
common gypsy-weed, common speedwell, 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
officinalis: Latin generally meaning "of the shops" or "sold in the marketplace" or "official"
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: spreading perennial, 2"-10" tall forb, hairy, creeping with erect branches
Flower: light blue, 4-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide, lobes longer than the tube; inflorescence a stalked, spike-like cluster (raceme) of stalked flowers only from the upper leaf axils; blooms April-July
Fruit:triangular capsule
Leaf:all opposite, oval to elliptical narrowing to the base, 1 1/2-3 times as long as wide, finely toothed, almost stalkless
Habitat: dry; fields, upland woods
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Veronica officinalis L. var. officinalis

         
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