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Bayer Code : verpe

Scientific name: Veronica persica Poiret

Synonym(s) of Sc. name: Veronica tournefortii C. Gmelin pro parte non Vill.

Classification: Scrophulariaceae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: common field-speedwell

Synonym(s) of Common name:

Name per country: DE : Persischer Ehrenpreis ; ES : veronica ; FR : véronique de Perse ; IT : veronica comune ; PT : verónica-da-pérsia ; EN : common field-speedwell ; NL : grote ereprijs ; DK : storkronet ærenpris

Biological type: Annual

Seed snapshot Seed:


Seedling snapshot Seedling:

- Cotyledons spatulate.

- Leaves entire, elliptic or ovate, regularly dentate.

Adult plant snapshot Adult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 10-40 cm. Plant pubescent.

- Stems prostrate, diffuse or ascending, branched.

- Lower leaves opposite, later alternate. Leaves ovate, broad, coarsely dentate, cordate at base, sparsely hairy, short-stalked.

- Flowers sky-blue, lower petals often white, large 9-14 mm in diameter, in leaf axils, on pedicels 1-3 times longer than the leaf, with crisped hairs.

- Fruits flattened, pubescent-reticulate, 7 mm broad, sharply keeled. 4-8 seeds in each cell.

- Biological type: annual.

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

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