Veronica polita Fr.

First published in Novit. Fl. Svec.: 63 (1819), nom. cons.
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is Europe to Central Asia and W. Himalaya, Canary Islands to N. Somalia. It is an annual and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Descriptions

M. Thulin. Flora of Somalia, Vol. 1–4 [updated 2008] https://plants.jstor.org/collection/FLOS

Distribution
Native at least in Europe, West Asia and North Africa, but now almost cosmopolitan as a weed.
Morphology General Habit
Annual herb; stems ± prostrate, up to 30 cm long, pubescent
Morphology Leaves
Leaves petiolate; blades ovate, 5–15 x 3–12 mm, deeply crenate-serrate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers solitary in leaf axils; pedicels 5–15 mm long, usually recurved in fruit
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Calyx 3–6 mm long; lobes broadly ovate, acute, overlapping at the base
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Corolla blue, 5–8 mm in diam. Style c. 1.5 mm long, exceeding the sinus of the capsule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule 3–4 x 4–6 mm, 2-lobed with a narrow sinus, with long glandular hairs and short crispate eglandular hairs.
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Sources

  • Flora of Somalia

    • Flora of Somalia
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  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

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  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2023. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

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