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Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Water speedwell)
Fabre, Carl

Veronica anagallis-aquatica

Veronica anagallis-aquatica L.

Water Speedwell

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Veronica anagallis, Veronica catenata, Veronica catenata var. glandulosa, Veronica comosa, Veronica comosa var. glaberrima, Veronica comosa var. glandulosa, Veronica connata, Veronica connata ssp. glaberrima, Veronica connata var. glaberrima, Veronica connata var. typica, Veronica glandifera, Veronica grandiflora, Veronica micromeria, Veronica salina, Veronica ×lackschewitzii

USDA Symbol: VEAN2

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (I?), CAN (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov


USA: AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DE , FL , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , ON , QC , SK
Native Distribution: The nativity of this species in the Lower 48 and Canada is questioned by several authorities.

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.

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Fredericksburg Nature Center - Fredericksburg, TX

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Veronica anagallis-aquatica in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Veronica anagallis-aquatica in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Veronica anagallis-aquatica


Record Modified: 2023-05-22
Research By: TWC Staff

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