Veronica hederaefolia ivy-leaved speedwell Scrophulariaceae VEHE*; Bx, pb;

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Veronica hederaefolia.Stan Gilliam @ USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database Veronica hederaefolia is a winter annual herb, hairy, branched from base, stems prostrate, to 40 cm long. 

Leaves opposite on lower stem, alternate above, to 2 cm wide, usually wider than long, mostly palmately 3-5-lobed, stalk as long as blade. 

Flowers pale blue, 4-lobed, to 0.5 cm wide, calyx hairy lobes to 0.7 cm long; inflorescences elongate, with alternate leaves, flowers single in leaf axils; blooms April-May (Hough 1983). 

Fruit dry, heart-shaped, flattened capsule, to 0.3 cm wide, above old calyx, fruit stalks elongating to 1.5 cm. 

Wetland status: NL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Europe. 

Habitat: Open areas, edges.