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|Family: Plantaginaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Veronica||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Veronica anagallis-aquatica L.
Habit: Perennial herb, rhizomed, glabrous. Stem: generally decumbent, rooting at proximal nodes, simple to many-branched from base, 10--60(100) cm. Leaf: sessile (proximal rarely short-petioled); 20--80 mm, elliptic to ovate, length 1.5--3 × width, clasping to cordate, entire to serrate, light green. Inflorescence: racemes axillary, opposite, glabrous to +- glandular-puberulent; flowers generally > 30; bracts lance-linear; pedicels 4--8 mm, upcurved. Flower: sepals 3--5.5 mm, elliptic to ovate; corolla 5--10 mm, lavender to blue, violet-lined; style 1.5--3 mm. Fruit: 2.5--4 mm, at least as wide, rounded to obcordate. Seed: 0.5 mm, flat. Chromosomes: 2n=18,36.
Ecology: Wet meadows, streambanks, slow streams; Elevation: < 3000 m. Bioregional Distribution: CA (uncommon D); Distribution Outside California: widely naturalized in North America, South America; native to Europe. Flowering Time: May--Sep
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Veronica americana
Next taxon: Veronica arvensis
Citation for this treatment: Margriet Wetherwax 2017. Veronica anagallis-aquatica, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=47942, accessed on January 22, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on January 22, 2017.