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Veronica officinalis

Common Speedwell, Common Gypsyweed, Heath Speedwel

Scientific Name:

Veronica officinalis

Genus:

Veronica

Species Epithet:

officinalis

Common Name:

Common Speedwell, Common Gypsyweed, Heath Speedwel

Plant Type

Herb/Wildflower

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Plantaginaceae (Plantain Family)

Native/Alien:

Not Native to US

Size:

0-1 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White, Blue

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

March, April, May, June, August

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Fields and forests; often interpreted as being of mixed native and alien background. Common throughout NC.

Leaf Arrangement:

Opposite

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Not Recommended for home landscapes

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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