Texas
Wildbuds

Veronica persica

(Bird-eye Speedwell)

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Veronica persica, Brazos Bend State Park, Ft. Bend Co. 7133

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Veronica persica, Brazos Bend State Park, Ft. Bend Co. 7131

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Veronica persica, St. Edward’s Park, Austin, Travis Co. 1534

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Veronica persica, St. Edward’s Park, Austin, Travis Co. 1540

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Veronica persica, St. Edward’s Park, Austin, Travis Co. 1544

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Veronica persica, Mayfield Park, Austin, Travis Co. 1862

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Veronica persica, Brazos Bend State Park, Ft. Bend Co. 7144

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Veronica persica, Brazos Bend State Park, Ft. Bend Co. 7141

Scientific Name Veronica persica USDA PLANTS Symbol VEPE3
Common Name Bird-eye Speedwell, Winter Speedwell ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 33405
Family Plantaginaceae (Plantain) SEINet
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Description Habitat: Various soils in waste areas and lawns.
Plant: Low annual, erect, becoming spreading, single stem branching at base, 1 to 16 inches long, with soft-hairy foliage.
Leaves: Alternate, broadly-ovate with rounded tips and edges dentate or with rounded lobes; 1/4 to 1-1/4 inches long.
Inflorescence: Solitary, small flowers arising from upper leaf axils on long (3/4 to 1-3/8 inches) pedicels; 4 rounded lobes, upper and side lobes violet-blue with dark veins, lower lobe almost white with light veins; overall 1/4 to 3/8-inch across.
Bloom period: February to May.
References: "Manual of the Vascular Plants of Texas" by Correll and Johnston, "Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country" by Marshall Enquist and "Wildflowers of Texas" by Geyaya Ajilvsgi.
BONAP Distribution Map

Map Color Key
Texas Status:
Introduced

Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX

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