Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1611

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite (bracts gradually smaller, upper bracteal lvs often alternate)

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Blue
Bisexual
4 sepals
4-lobed rotate corolla
2 well exserted stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in bract axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Lamiales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Veronica arvensis   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronica arvensis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-20-003:
Veronica arvensis   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Corn Speedwell, Wall Speedwell


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picture of Veronica arvensis, image of Veronica arvensis

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vear_001_lvd

        

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Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_113

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers are solitary in the upper leaf axils, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Veronica arvensis, image of Veronica arvensis

Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_41

April    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Veronica arvensis, image of Veronica arvensis

Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_47

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Its bright blue flowers are nearly sessile and less than 1/8" wide, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

picture of Veronica arvensis, image of Veronica arvensis

Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_57

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves palmately veined, upper sessile or subsessile, lower petiolate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Veronica arvensis, image of Veronica arvensis

Roxanna Martin    rlm4911_59

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Stem and leaves are hairy, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.