Veronica officinalis L.
  • Sp. Pl.
  • Lus cré

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Veronica officinalis L. Published on the Internet; Accessed on: 18 Sep 2021'

General Information

"Spreading-hairy perennial, the stems with creeping base and assurgent tips and branches, 0.5–2.5 dm; lvs all opposite, elliptic or elliptic-obovate, narrowed to a ± petiolar base, 1.5–5 × 0.6–3 cm, 1.5–3 times as long as wide, rather finely serrate, the larger ones with mostly 12–20 teeth per side; racemes axillary, pedunculate, spiciform, the pedicels 1–2 mm, surpassed by the small, alternate bracts; cor light blue, sometimes with darker lines, 4–8 mm wide; fr 4 mm, broadly triangular-subcordate, shallowly retuse; style 2.5–4.5 mm; seeds 6–12 per locule, 1 mm; 2n=18, 32–36. Dry fields and upland woods; native of Europe, now well established throughout our range. Apr.–July."

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    Stängel 10–30 cm, niederliegend und wurzelnd, behaart, die Blütenstände aufrecht. Blätter eiförmig, fein gezähnt, kurz gestielt, 2–5 cm lang, zerstreut behaart. Blüten in langen, gestielten, dichten Blütenständen, diese in den Blattwinkeln, ihr Sti

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    5–7. Wälder, Weiden, kollin-subalpin. CH.

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    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Europe Northern Europe Ireland

    Nationally Preferred Names

    Lus créIrishIE
    Common speedwellEnglishIE
    Heath speedwellEnglishIE

    Other Local Names

    Véronique officinaleFrenchCH
    Echter EhrenpreisGermanCH
    Veronica cuminaRaeto-RomanceCH
    Seamar chréIrishIE
    Veronica medicinale, Tè svizzeroItalianCH


    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Flora Helvetica, Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz. K. Lauber, G. Wagner, A. Gygax, Haupt Verlag, 2018. ISBN-978-3-258-08047-5
    • 3 Sp. Pl.

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    Flora Helvetica – Illustrierte Flora der Schweiz, Konrad Lauber, Gerhart Wagner, Andreas Gygax. Haupt Verlag 2018.
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    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
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