Page author: David Giblin
Veronica hederifolia
ivy-leaf speedwell
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Occurring in scattered locations in Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon and Utah; other scattered locations in central and eastern North America.

Habitat: Waste places, disturbed soil.

Flowers: April-June

Origin: Introduced

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Taprooted annual, the stem branched at the base and prostrate or ascending, 0.5-4 dm. long; herbage with some spreading, stiff hairs.

Leaves:

Leaves 0.5-2 cm. wide, wider than long, palmately veined and lobed, usually with 3-5 lobes, with a petiole no longer than the blade; lowest leaves opposite; leaves from the lowest flower upward all alternate and fully developed.

Flowers:

Flowers borne singly and remotely in the axils of the alternate leaves on petioles up to 1.5 cm. long, along the elongate stem; sepals 4, becoming 5-7 mm. long and deltoid-ovate with marginal hairs in fruit; corolla pale blue, rotate, 3 mm. wide, 4-lobed; style 0.6-1 mm. long; stamens 2.

Fruits:

Capsule 2.5-3.5 mm. high, broader than high, slightly notched.

Accepted Name:
Veronica hederifolia L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 13-14. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Veronica hederaefolia L., orthographic variant [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Veronica hederifolia in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Veronica hederifolia checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Veronica hederifolia atlas page.

CalPhotos: Veronica hederifolia photos.

USDA Plants: Veronica hederifolia information.

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