Veronica agrestis

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 1: 13. 1753.

Common names: Field speedwell véronique agreste
IntroducedIllustrated
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 320. Mentioned on page 305, 308.

Annuals. Stems creeping to decumbent, 5–25 cm, hairy. Leaves: blade elliptic-ovate to oblong, (6–) 8–16 (–19) × (3–) 4–10 (–13) mm, base truncate, margins serrate, teeth 4–6 (–8) per side, apex obtuse to acute, abaxial surface ± more densely hairy than adaxial. Racemes 1–5, terminal, 50–250 mm, 5–15-flowered, axis eglandular-hairy, sometimes glandular-hairy; bracts elliptic-ovate to oblong, (6–) 9–16 (–19) mm. Pedicels deflexed, (5–) 6–10 (–15) mm, ± shorter than subtending bracts, densely eglandular and, sometimes, glandular-hairy distally. Flowers: calyx lobes linear-lanceolate, (5–) 6–7 mm, 2.2–2.6 mm wide, apex rounded, sparsely eglandular or glandular-hairy; corolla white or pale pinkish or pale blue, 4–5 (–6) mm diam.; stamens 0.5–1 mm; style (0.6–) 0.9–1.1 (–1.2) mm. Capsules ± compressed in cross-section, ± subglobular, 3.5–4.5 (–4.7) × 4.5–6 (–6.3) mm, apex emarginate, sparsely glandular-hairy. Seeds 6–14, yellow to ochre, globular, cymbiform, 1.3–2.1 × 1–1.6 mm, 0.6–1.1 mm thick, strongly rugose (transversely ribbed). 2n = 28 (Europe).


Phenology: Flowering May–Oct.
Habitat: Light, noncalcareous, moist soils, gravelly soils.
Elevation: (0–)300–800 m.

Distribution

Introduced; Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Que., D.C., Fla., Ill., La., Mass., N.Y., Pa., Tex., Vt., Europe

Discussion

Veronica agrestis is similar to the more frequent V. persica and probably frequently overlooked and to be expected elsewhere. However, it should be noted that it is less common than V. persica or V. polita and always in more humid habitats.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Veronica agrestis"
more or less more densely hairy +
glandular-hairy +
Rounded (?) +, Obtuse (?) +  and Acute (?) +
Dirk C. Albach +
Linnaeus +
glandular-hairy +  and eglandular-hairy +
alternate +, opposite +, whorled +, helical +  and subopposite +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (1.9 cm19 mm <br />0.019 m <br />) +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br />) +
elliptic-ovate;oblong +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
4mm;10mm +
1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (1.9 cm19 mm <br />0.019 m <br />) +
elliptic-ovate;oblong +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
0.22 cm2.2 mm <br />0.0022 m <br /> (0.26 cm2.6 mm <br />0.0026 m <br />) +
rotate +  and campanulate +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.47 cm4.7 mm <br />0.0047 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (0.63 cm6.3 mm <br />0.0063 m <br />) +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br />) +
subglobular +  and compressed +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
darker +, reddish +  and lighter +
Field speedwell +  and véronique agreste +
pale blue +, pale pinkish +  and white +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.) +, N.S. +, Que. +, D.C. +, Fla. +, Ill. +, La. +, Mass. +, N.Y. +, Pa. +, Tex. +, Vt. +  and Europe +
drupe-like +
(0–)300–800 m. +
curved +  and straight +
1 +  and 4 +
Light, noncalcareous, moist soils, gravelly soils. +
axillary +  and terminal +
alternate +  and opposite +
persistent +  and deciduous +
linear;suborbiculate or triangular-cordate +
palmatifid +, pinnatifid +  and lobed +
axile +  and parietal +
basal +, apical +  and superior +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
campylotropous +, hemianatropous +  and anatropous +
1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br /> (1.5 cm15 mm <br />0.015 m <br />) +
glandular-hairy +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
5 +  and 4 +
Flowering May–Oct. +
5-15-flowered +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
minute +
cymbiform +  and globular +
0.6mm +  and 1.1mm +
Introduced +  and Illustrated +
eglandular +  and glandular +
climbing +  and scrambling +
creeping +  and decumbent +
creeping;erect +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (25 cm250 mm <br />0.25 m <br />) +
pointed +  and capitate +
0.11 cm1.1 mm <br />0.0011 m <br /> (0.12 cm1.2 mm <br />0.0012 m <br />) +
0.09 cm0.9 mm <br />9.0e-4 m <br /> (0.11 cm1.1 mm <br />0.0011 m <br />) +
Veronica agrestis +
Veronica +
species +
gibbous +  and not spurred +
annual +, biennial +  and perennial +
subshrub +  and herb +