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Veronica anagallis-aquatica.Trevor James.Weeds of

Veronica anagallis-aquatica.Trevor James. The University of Queensland. Special edition of Environmental Weeds of Australia for Biosecurity (Accessed 5/2014).

Veronica anagallis-aquatica is a biennial or short-lived perennial herb from fibrous roots, stems erect, to 1 m long, mostly smooth. 

Leaves opposite, stalkless, clasping stem (lower sometimes very short-stalked), elliptic, to 10 cm long, 5 cm wide, margin toothed to smooth, leaves of autumn shoots stalked, more rounded. 

Flowers pale blue, to 0.8 cm wide, corolla deeply 4-lobed; inflorescences unbranched, in leaf axils, many-flowered; blooms May-July (Hough 1983). 

Fruit a 2-parted capsule to 0.4 cm and about as wide, above old calyx, flattened, scarcely notched at top; fruits July-Sept. (Hough 1983). 

Wetland status: OBL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Eurasia. 

Habitat: Ditches, wet soil.