Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Family Scrophulariaceae
Veronica serpyllifolia L.
thyme-leaved 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
serpyllifolia: with leaves like those of thyme, Serpyllum
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Status: Native
Plant: creeping perennial, 4"-12" tall forb; stems finely hairy; from rhizomes
Flower: blue, 4-parted, 1/8"-1/3" wide, lobes longer than the tube; inflorescence a loose, long, terminal cluster (raceme); blooms May-Sept.
Fruit:notched, wider than tall capsule
Leaf:opposite except alternate in the upper inflorescence, mostly less than 1 1/2" long, elliptical to oval, edges mostly smooth

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