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Veronica officinalis

Common gypsyweed, Common Speedwell

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

USDA Symbol: VEOF2

USDA Native Status:

Prostrate, mat-forming plants have spike-like clusters of pale lavender or blue flowers arising from the leaf axil.

This weed is native to the United States, the British Isles, Europe, and Asia. Its species name means of the shops and probably indicates that it was at one time sold for its reputed diuretic and astringent properties.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb

Bloom Information

Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul


USA: CA , CT , DC , DE , GA , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MT , NC , ND , NH , NJ , NY , OH , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV
Native Distribution: Nova Scotia south to North Carolina; west to Tennessee and Wisconsin; north to Ontario.
Native Habitat: Dry fields, open woods.

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USDA: Find Veronica officinalis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Veronica officinalis in the Flora of North America (if available)
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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