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Veronica officinalis L.
Common gypsyweed, Common Speedwell
USDA Symbol: veof2
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
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.
Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
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. USDA Native Status: L48(I), CAN(I),
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff