Veronica verna

Linnaeus

Sp. Pl. 1: 14. 1753.

Common names: Spring speedwell
Introduced
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 317. Mentioned on page 307, 318.

Annuals. Stems erect or ascending, (1–) 3–15 (–20) cm, at least distally glandular and eglandular-hairy. Leaves: blade lanceolate to ovate, (4–) 6–13 × (2.5–) 4–10 mm, 1.3–1.6 times as long as wide, base cuneate, proximal margins coarsely crenate-serrate, distal pinnatifid to subpalmatifid, lobes 3–7, central largest, lateral linear to lanceolate, apex of central lobe obtuse, lateral ± acute, surfaces sparsely glandular-hairy. Racemes 1–3, terminal and axillary, 20–80 mm, (5–) 15–40 (–60) -flowered, axis eglandular and glandular-hairy; bracts proximalmost often 3-fid, others linear-lanceolate, 3–5 (–8) mm. Pedicels erect, (0.4–) 1–3 mm, shorter than subtending bract, length 1/3–1/2 times calyx, eglandular and glandular-hairy. Flowers: calyx lobes (2–) 3–5 (–7) mm, apex acute, eglandular and glandular-hairy; corolla sky to pale blue, 1.5–3 mm diam.; stamens 0.2–0.6 mm; style 0.2–0.6 mm, stigma white. Capsules compressed in cross-section, obcordiform, 2.5–3.5 × 3.5–5 mm, apex emarginate, eglandular-hairy. Seeds 8–20 (–26), yellowish, ellipsoid, flat, 0.9–1.6 × 0.6–1.3 mm, 0.2 mm thick, smooth to ± rugulose. 2n = 16 (Eurasia).


Phenology: Flowering (Mar–)Apr–Jun(–Aug).
Habitat: Open pine and oak forests, rocky and sandy steppes, pastures, meadows.
Elevation: 300–2600 m.

Distribution

Introduced; B.C., N.B., N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Idaho, Ind., Mass., Mich., Minn., Mont., N.Y., Oreg., Wash., Wis., Wyo., Eurasia

Discussion

Specimens of Veronica verna from Alberta have not been verified.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.
... more about "Veronica verna"
eglandular-hairy +  and glandular-hairy +
Acute (?) +  and Obtuse (?) +
Dirk C. Albach +
Linnaeus +
glandular-hairy +
alternate +, opposite +, whorled +, helical +  and subopposite +
cuneate +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br />) +
0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br /> (1.3 cm13 mm <br />0.013 m <br />) +
lanceolate;ovate +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
4mm;10mm +
proximalmost +
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 /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
rotate +  and campanulate +
0.25 cm2.5 mm <br />0.0025 m <br /> (0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br />) +
obcordiform +  and compressed +
0.35 cm3.5 mm <br />0.0035 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
darker +, reddish +  and lighter +
Spring speedwell +
white +, purple +  and pink +
B.C. +, N.B. +, N.S. +, Ont. +, P.E.I. +, Idaho +, Ind. +, Mass. +, Mich. +, Minn. +, Mont. +, N.Y. +, Oreg. +, Wash. +, Wis. +, Wyo. +  and Eurasia +
drupe-like +
300–2600 m. +
curved +  and straight +
1 +  and 4 +
Open pine and oak forests, rocky and sandy steppes, pastures, meadows. +
axillary +  and terminal +
alternate +  and opposite +
persistent +  and deciduous +
? (?) +  and ? (?) +
linear;suborbiculate or triangular-cordate +
serrate +, dentate +  and entire +
palmatifid +, pinnatifid +  and lobed +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br />) +
linear-lanceolate +
0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br /> (0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br />) +
axile +  and parietal +
basal +, apical +  and superior +
tenuinucellate +, unitegmic +  and hemitropous +
campylotropous +, hemianatropous +  and anatropous +
0.04 cm0.4 mm <br />4.0e-4 m <br /> (0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br />) +
1/3-1/2 times calyx +
glandular-hairy +
0.1 cm1 mm <br />0.001 m <br /> (0.3 cm3 mm <br />0.003 m <br />) +
5 +  and 4 +
Flowering (Mar–)Apr–Jun(–Aug). +
(5-)15-40(-60)-flowered +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (8 cm80 mm <br />0.08 m <br />) +
minute +
smooth +  and more or less rugulose +
ellipsoid +
0.2 +  and 0.9-1.6×0.6-1.3 +
Introduced +
eglandular +  and glandular +
climbing +  and scrambling +
sprawling +, creeping +  and prostrate +
ascending;erect +
3 cm30 mm <br />0.03 m <br /> (15 cm150 mm <br />0.15 m <br />) +
pointed +  and capitate +
0.02 cm0.2 mm <br />2.0e-4 m <br /> (0.06 cm0.6 mm <br />6.0e-4 m <br />) +
glandular-hairy +
Veronica verna +
Veronica +
species +
gibbous +  and not spurred +
annual +, biennial +  and perennial +
subshrub +  and herb +