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Veronica peregrina ssp. xalapensis

Veronica peregrina L. ssp. xalapensis (Kunth) Pennell

Hairy Purslane Speedwell

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Veronica peregrina var. xalapensis, Veronica sherwoodii, Veronica xalapensis


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

Plant pubescent with short gland-tipped hairs. Hairs sometimes present even on the capsules.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 14 inches tall.
Fruit: Heart shaped.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , FL , GA , HI , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , MA , ME , MI , MN , MO , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WY
Canada: NB , NS

Web Reference

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 peregrina ssp. xalapensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Veronica peregrina ssp. xalapensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Veronica peregrina ssp. xalapensis


Record Modified: 2023-01-02
Research By: TWC Staff

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