Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Veronica peregrina L. image
Photographer: PNW Weed Management Handbook           

Botancial Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

PNW Weed Management Handbook

Robert H. Read
Family Scrophulariaceae
Veronica peregrina L.
neck-weed, purslane 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
peregrina: foreign
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, annual, 1"-12" tall forb, simple or branching near the bottom
Flower: cream, 4-parted, less than 1/8" wide, mostly stalkless, lobes longer than the tube; inflorescence a long, terminal, leafy cluster with one flower in each axil; blooms May-Aug.
Fruit:notched capsule
Leaf:opposite except alternate in the inflorescence, 3-10 times as long as wide, either entire or with irregular teeth
Habitat: moist; disturbed sites
(Glossary)

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