Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1612

Forb
Annual

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

Common (rare in Coastal Plain) (rare in GA Mountains)

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

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Invasive?

This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

full sun ...Variable

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
Lavender-blue
Bisexual
4 sepals
4-lobed rotate corolla
2 well exserted stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils (or appearing so)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



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

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronica hederifolia   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH (ORTHOGRAPHIC VARIANT) VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 166-20-004:
Veronica hederaefolia   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Ivyleaf Speedwell


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picture of Veronica hederaefolia, image of Veronica hederifolia

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_vehe2_001_lvd

        

picture of Veronica hederaefolia, image of Veronica hederifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120227_077c

February    Greenville County    SC

Leaves are hairy, mostly 3-lobed, and wider than long (to 0.8" wide), per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

picture of Veronica hederaefolia, image of Veronica hederifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120227_077e

February    Greenville County    SC

picture of Veronica hederaefolia, image of Veronica hederifolia

JK Marlow    jkm120227_080b

February    Greenville County    SC

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

picture of Veronica hederaefolia, image of Veronica hederifolia

Roxanna Martin    rlm22611_16

February    Spartanburg County    SC

Flowers appear axillary and have 4 distinct sepals. Plant pubescent to pilose, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Veronica hederaefolia, image of Veronica hederifolia

Roxanna Martin    rlm22611_18

February    Spartanburg County    SC

picture of Veronica hederaefolia, image of Veronica hederifolia

JK Marlow    jkm110316_001

March    Greenville County    SC

picture of Veronica hederaefolia, image of Veronica hederifolia

JK Marlow    jkm110316_002

March    Greenville County    SC

picture of Veronica hederaefolia, image of Veronica hederifolia

Roxanna Martin    rlm3110_040

March    Spartanburg County    SC

Leaves are widely ovate, 3-5 lobed, with the center lobe being widest, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Veronica hederaefolia, image of Veronica hederifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_veronica_hederifolia

March        

picture of Veronica hederaefolia, image of Veronica hederifolia

JK Marlow    jkm150407_180

April    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Erect or decumbent annual, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

picture of Veronica hederaefolia, image of Veronica hederifolia

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_v_hederifolia_ivylfsp

October