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Weed Science & Agronomy

Bayer Code : verag

Scientific name: Veronica agrestis L.

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Classification: Scrophulariaceae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: green field-speedwell

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Name per country: DE : Acker-Ehrenpreis ; ES : veronica agreste ; FR : véronique agreste ; IT : veronica agreste ; PT : ; EN : green field-speedwell ; NL : akkerereprijs, NL : henneslei ; DK : flerfarvet ærenpris

Biological type: Annual

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Seedling snapshotSeedling snapshot Seedling:

- Cotyledons spatulate.

- Leaves entire, elliptic or ovate, regularly dentate.

Adult plant snapshot Adult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 5-30 cm.

- Stems numerous and creeping.

-Lower leaves opposite, later (when the 1st flowers appear) alternate. Leaves stalked triangular toothed (blade with 9 acute lobes ).

- Flowers white or very pale-blue on a thin hairy peduncle shorter or equalling the leaf.

- Fruit with net-worked veins.

- Plant bitter, astringent and diuretic.

- Biological type: annual.

Mistake with: Veronica acinifolia , Veronica arvensis , Veronica cymbalaria , Veronica opaca , Veronica persica , Veronica polita , Veronica praecox

Ecological profile (click on flags): BeneLux   Present     Germany  Present     Denmark  Present     Spain  Present     France  Present     Great Britain  Rare     Italy  Rare     Portugal  Rare    

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