Veronica scutellata marsh speedwell Scrophulariaceae VESC; Bx; Q; K; R;

Veronica scutellata.Arthur Haines.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org

Veronica scutellata.Arthur Haines Copyright © 2015.New England Wild Flower Society.gobotany.newenglandwild.org (Accessed 5/2014)

Veronica scutellata is a perennial herb from rhizomes, hairless, stems erect to 40 cm long. 

Leaves all opposite, linear to lance-shaped, to 8 cm long, 1.5 cm wide, margin few-toothed or smooth, pointed at both ends, stalkless (sessile); 

Flowers bluish-white, to 1 cm wide, corolla deeply 4-lobed, slightly irregular; inflorescence unbranched, in leaf axils, 5-20 flowers; blooms May-Aug (Hough 1983). 

Fruit a broadly 2-parted capsule, flattened, to 0.4 cm wide, wider than high, above old calyx, notch at top broad and shallow. 

Wetland status: OBL. 

Frequency in NYC: Very infrequent. 

Origin: Eurasia. 

Habitat: Swamps.