Veronica hederifolia

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Veronica hederifolia
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica
Species: V. hederifolia
Binomial name
Veronica hederifolia

Veronica hederifolia (Ivy-leaved Speedwell) is a flowering plant belonging to the family Plantaginaceae. It is native to Eurasia and it is present in other places as an introduced species and a common weed. It is an annual herb growing from a taproot and producing a hairy, spreading stem up to about 60 centimeters long. The stem is lined with rounded leaves with blades which are divided shallowly into 3 to 5 lobes and borne on petioles. Solitary blue flowers occur in leaf axils, each with a corolla up to a centimeter wide.

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