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Veronica officinalis L.
Common gypsyweed, Common Speedwell
USDA Symbol: veof2
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
, WV Native Distribution:
Nova Scotia south to North Carolina; west to Tennessee and Wisconsin; north to Ontario. Native Habitat:
Dry fields, open woods.
National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff