OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Veronica peregrina var. peregrina   FAMILY Plantaginaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronica peregrina ssp. peregrina   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-20-002:
Veronica peregrina   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Veronica peregrina var. peregrina

 

COMMON NAME:
Purslane Speedwell, Neckweed


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image of Veronica peregrina var. peregrina, Purslane Speedwell, Neckweed

Keith Bradley    kab_v_peregrina_72834

March    Miami-Dade County    FL

image of Veronica peregrina var. peregrina, Purslane Speedwell, Neckweed

Roxanna Martin    rlm41911_21

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Erect and somewhat succulent, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Veronica peregrina var. peregrina, Purslane Speedwell, Neckweed

Roxanna Martin    rlm41911_27

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Pedicels ca. 1mm long or flowers subsessile, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

image of Veronica peregrina var. peregrina, Purslane Speedwell, Neckweed

Roxanna Martin    rlm41911_32

April    Spartanburg County    SC

Plant 1-3dm tall, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (2/8/20):
Veronica peregrina var. peregrina   FAMILY Plantaginaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Veronica peregrina ssp. peregrina   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 166-20-002:
Veronica peregrina   FAMILY Scrophulariaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Veronica peregrina var. peregrina

 

Find by SCIENTIFIC NAME:

3353

Forb
Annual

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common

Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed areas, per Weakley's Flora

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

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

Flowers solitary in bract axils

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Capsule

 

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