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Field Speedwell

Veronica agrestis L.

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

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         Field Speedwell:

o   Often first to begin flowering in mid to late winter, with larger flowers than the later-flowering corn speedwell (which produces flowers mainly in terminal spike-like inflorescences, with reduced leaves or bracts between leaves)

o   Small leaves(1/4-1/2 diameter) with some hairs, flowers deep blue or blue & white, flower stalk  length is about equal to the flower diameter

o   Flowers are smaller, and on shorter stalks (peduncles) than persian speedwell, (which has larger leaves and flowers, and longer flower stalks)

 

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