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Persian Speedwell
Veronica persica

Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica) Other common names: Bird's Eye

Other scientific names: Veronica buxbaumii, Veronica tournefortii

French names: Véronique de Perse

Family: Plantain Family (Plantaginaceae), (Figwort Family (Scrophulariaceae))

Group: Speedwells

Flowers: Summer;  Blue/Violet;  Irregular flowers

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled, Simple

Habitat: Fields and Open Areas

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 96   

Native/Non-native: Non-native

Photographs: 62 photographs available, of which 6 are featured on this page. SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOGRAPHS.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica)

Persian Speedwell, like many Speedwells, are tiny plants.

Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica)

Persian Speedwell flower, side view.

Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica)

Closer view of a Persian Speedwell flower.

Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica)

Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica)

Nice little patch of Persian Speedwell.

Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica)

Persian Speedwell is distinguished by having single long-stalked flowers growing from the axils of the leaves.

Range map for Persian Speedwell (Veronica persica)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

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