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Weed Science & Agronomy

Bayer Code : verpr

Scientific name: Veronica praecox Allioni

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Classification: Scrophulariaceae, Dicotyledonous

Common name: breckland speedwell

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Name per country: DE : Früher Ehrenpreis ; ES : borroncillo ; FR : véronique précoce ; IT : veronica precoce ; EN : breckland speedwell ;

Biological type: Annual

Seed snapshot Seed:



- Cotyledons spatulate.

- Leaves entire, elliptic or ovate, regularly dentate.

Adult plant snapshotAdult plant snapshot Adult plant:

- Height: 5-20 cm.

- Stems erect, nearly glabrous at base, with crisped and glandular hairs above.

- Lower leaves opposite, later alternate. Leaves glabrous, the middle and upper sessile and the lower stalked. Margins irregularly and deeply dentate.

- Flowers bright-blue, about 3 mm in diameter, slightly exceeding the calyx, in lax terminal racemes. Pedicels slightly longer than the leaves.

- Fruits lengthened, somewhat flattened, 4 x 5 mm, sparsely ciliate on midrib.

- Rare in crops.

- Biological type: annual.

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

Ecological profile (click on flags): Germany   Rare     Spain  Rare     France  Rare    

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