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Weed Science & Agronomy

Bayer Code : verar

Scientific name: Veronica arvensis L.

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Classification: Scrophulariaceae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: wall speedwell

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Name per country: DE : Feld-Ehrenpreis ; ES : veronica arvense ; FR : véronique des champs ; IT : veronica dei campi ; PT : verónica-vulgar ; EN : wall speedwell ; NL : veldereprijs ; DK : mark-ærenpris

Biological type: Annual

Seed snapshot Seed:


Seedling snapshot Seedling:

- Cotyledons spatulate.

- Leaves entire, elliptic or ovate, regularly dentate.

Adult plant snapshotAdult plant snapshotAdult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 5 to 25 cm. Plant pubescent.

- Stems erect or ascending.

- Lower leaves opposite, later alternate. Leaves ovate, sessile, dentate margin, with 7-9 lobes.

- Flowers blue, 2-3 mm, on very short peduncle, in long terminal racemes very dense at first, then rapidly very lengthened.

- Fruits very flattened, 3 mm, ciliate.

- Plant bitter, diuretic and astringent.

- Biological type: annual.

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

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