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Weed Science & Agronomy

Bayer Code : vercy

Scientific name: Veronica cymbalaria Bodard

Synonym(s) of Sc. name:

Classification: Scrophulariaceae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: pale speedwell

Synonym(s) of Common name:

Name per country: DE : Zymbelkraut-Ehrenpreis ; ES : gallinita blanca ; FR : véronique cymbalaire ; IT : veronica a foglie di cimbalaria ; PT : ; EN : pale speedwell ;

Biological type: Annual


- Cotyledons elliptic or ovate, clavate tip, more or less stalked.

- Leaves entire, elliptic or ovate, regularly dentate.

Adult plant snapshot Adult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 10-60 cm. Plant hairy.

- Stem very branched.

- Lower leaves opposite, later alternate. Leaves 5-9-lobed with a petiole longer than the blade.

- Flowers white, relatively small, solitary on axillary peduncles longer than the leaf. Calyx : 3-4 mm. Corolla 6-10 mm.

- Fruit : fruiting pedicel very long, capsule ciliate, 2-4 seeded.

- Rare in crops.

- Biological type: annual.

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

Ecological profile (click on flags): Spain   Rare     France  Rare     Italy  Present    

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