|Scientific Name||Veronica persica||USDA PLANTS Symbol||VEPE3|
|Common Name||Bird-eye Speedwell, Winter Speedwell||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||33405|
|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.
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Banner photo of Lupinus ssp. by Rick Capozza, Austin TX
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