Veronica triphyllos

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 1: 14. 1753.

Common names: Fingered speedwell
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 315. Mentioned on page 305, 307.

Annuals, sometimes biennials. Stems erect or ascending, often blue tinged, (3–) 5–15 (–20) cm, densely hairy. Leaves: blade: proximal ovate to triangular, 5–7 × 3–6 mm, distal 8–18 × 8–18 mm, base rounded, margins (proximal) coarsely crenate or (distal) 3–5 (–7) -palmatifid, apex obtuse, surfaces sparsely hairy, often glandular. Racemes 1, terminal, sometimes also 1 or 2 axillary, 30–120 (–150) mm, 6–15 (–25) -flowered, axis densely eglandular and glandular-hairy; proximal bracts 5-palmatifid, distal 3-fid, 4–18 mm. Pedicels patent or arcuate-ascending, 4–11 (–20) mm, ± equal to subtending bract, length 1–2 times calyx, densely hairy. Flowers: calyx lobes 4–6 (–11) mm, apex obtuse, glandular-hairy; corolla deep blue, 5–10 mm diam.; stamens 0.9–1.7 mm; style (0.5–) 0.7–1.5 (–2) mm. Capsules ± inflated basally, compressed distally in cross-section, obcordiform, 4–5 (–10) × 4.5–6.5 (–8) mm, apex emarginate, glandular-hairy. Seeds 14–22 (–35), dark-brown or blackish, subglobular, cymbiform, 1–2.2 × 0.7–2 mm, 0.4–0.9 mm thick, ± rugulose to cristate. 2n = 14 (Eurasia).


Phenology: Flowering (Feb–)Mar–May(–Jul).
Habitat: Pine forests, stony pastures, rocky banks, sandy fields, gardens, roadsides, rarely calcareous soils.
Elevation: 100–1000 m.

Distribution

Introduced; Calif., Idaho, Kans., Mo., Okla., Oreg., Wash., Eurasia

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Veronica triphyllos"
glandular-hairy +
Dirk C. Albach +
Linnaeus +
glandular-hairy +
alternate +, opposite +, whorled +, helical +  and subopposite +
rounded +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
rotate +  and campanulate +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
obcordiform +, compressed +  and inflated +
0.45 cm4.5 mm <br />0.0045 m <br /> (0.65 cm6.5 mm <br />0.0065 m <br />) +
darker +, reddish +  and lighter +
Fingered speedwell +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1 cm10 mm <br />0.01 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (1.8 cm18 mm <br />0.018 m <br />) +
Calif. +, Idaho +, Kans. +, Mo. +, Okla. +, Oreg. +, Wash. +  and Eurasia +
drupe-like +
100–1000 m. +
curved +  and straight +
1 +  and 4 +
Pine forests, stony pastures, rocky banks, sandy fields, gardens, roadsides, rarely calcareous soils. +
axillary +  and terminal +
alternate +  and opposite +
persistent +  and deciduous +
linear;suborbiculate or triangular-cordate +
serrate +, dentate +  and entire +
3-5(-7)-palmatifid +  and crenate +
axile +  and parietal +
basal +, apical +  and superior +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
campylotropous +, hemianatropous +  and anatropous +
1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br /> (2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br />) +
1-2 times calyx +
arcuate-ascending +  and patent +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
5 +  and 4 +
Flowering (Feb–)Mar–May(–Jul). +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.7 cm7 mm <br />0.007 m <br />) +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
6-15(-25)-flowered +
12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (12 cm120 mm <br />0.12 m <br />) +
minute +
rugulose +
cristate +, cymbiform +  and subglobular +
0.4mm +  and 0.9mm +
Introduced +
eglandular +  and glandular +
blue tinged +
climbing +  and scrambling +
sprawling +, creeping +  and prostrate +
ascending;erect +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
pointed +  and capitate +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.2 cm2 mm <br />0.002 m <br />) +
0.07 cm0.7 mm <br />7.0e-4 m <br /> (0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br />) +
Veronica triphyllos +
Veronica +
species +
gibbous +  and not spurred +
biennial +  and annual +
annual +, biennial +  and perennial +
subshrub +  and herb +