Veronica Genus speedwell Scrophulariaceae

veronica agrestis.Chris Evans..Copyright © 2014 CC BY-NC 3.0.www.bugwood.org.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newengalndwild.org

Veronica agrestis.Chris Evans..Copyright © 2014 CC BY-NC 3.0.www.bugwood.org.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org. (Accessed 11/2014).

Veronica is a genus of mostly winter annuals or semi-evergreen short-lived perennial herbs, usually turning dark brown by summer. Low, ascending stems, young plants mat-forming. 

Leaves opposite below flowering stem, often hairy, margins usually toothed, leaves of flowering stems alternate, usually much smaller than lower leaves. 

Flowers blue-white, bilaterally symmetrical, petal tube short, 4-lobed, 2 stamens, small, solitary in axils of small leaves. 

Veronica agrestis.Copyright © 2014 Paul Busselen.New England Wild flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org

Veronica agrestis.Copyright © 2014 Paul Busselen.New England Wild flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org (Accessed 11/2014).

Fruit a dry, flattened, heat-shaped , two-parted capsule above old calyx lobes. Blooms in spring, 

Habitat: Open areas or light shade. Lawns, edges, fill (Uva et al. 1997).