Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Veronica scutellata L. image
Photographer: Kitty Kohout           

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Paul Skawinski
Family Scrophulariaceae
Veronica scutellata L.
marsh speedwell, narrow-leaved speedwell, skullcap 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
scutellata: like Scutellaria
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 4"-16" tall forb; from rhizomes
Flower: bluish, 4-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide, lobes longer than the tube; inflorescence a stalked, 5 to 20-flowered cluster (raceme) only in the upper leaf axils; blooms May-Sept.
Fruit:notched, flattened capsule
Leaf:all opposite, stalkless, 4-20 times long as wide, mostly entire
Habitat: swamps, bogs
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Veronica scutellata L. f. villosa (Schumach.) Pennell
Veronica scutellata L. var. villosa Schumach.

         
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