OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

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


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronica persica   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-20-005:
Veronica persica   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Bird's-eye Speedwell


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image of Veronica persica, Bird's-eye Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm120112_858

January    Jackson County    NC

image of Veronica persica, Bird's-eye Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm120227_074b

February    Greenville County    SC

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

image of Veronica persica, Bird's-eye Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm120227_089b

February    Greenville County    SC

Leaves are ovate with a few coarse teeth, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veronica persica, Bird's-eye Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm120227_094b

February    Greenville County    SC

Sepals 4-7mm, lanceolate to ovate, per Jepson eFlora, University of California, Berkeley.

image of Veronica persica, Bird's-eye Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm120227_099b

February    Greenville County    SC

image of Veronica persica, Bird's-eye Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm120227_117b

February    Greenville County    SC

The largest-flowered (nearly 0.5") Veronica of the southern mountains, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veronica persica, Bird's-eye Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm160227_061

February    Greenville County    SC

Two well-exserted stamens, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Veronica persica, Bird's-eye Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm160227_064

February    Greenville County    SC

image of Veronica persica, Bird's-eye Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm160227_065

February    Greenville County    SC

image of Veronica persica, Bird's-eye Speedwell

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_veronica_persica

February        

image of Veronica persica, Bird's-eye Speedwell

Gill Newberry    gn03_v_persica_fl

March        

Flowers bright blue with darker stripes and a white center, on long pedicels, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Veronica persica, Bird's-eye Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm140308_099

March    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

image of Veronica persica, Bird's-eye Speedwell

JK Marlow    jkm140308_106

March    Greenville County    SC

Swamp Rabbit Trail

Note the smaller hairier Ivyleaf Speedwell in the picture's lower left.

 

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

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronica persica   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-20-005:
Veronica persica   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

 

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1615

Forb
Annual

Non-native: Eurasia

Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common (rare in SC Coastal Plain)

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

map
Click here to see a more detailed map from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Herbarium,

or click here to see a map from SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.

 

full sun ...Variable

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

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Blue
Bisexual
Bilaterally symmetrical
4 sepals
4-lobed rotate corolla
2 well exserted stamens
Superior ovary

Flowers solitary in upper leaf axils (or appearing so)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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