Veronica bullii

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Veronica bullii
Veronica bullii.jpg
Besseya bullii.jpg

Vulnerable (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica
Species: V. bullii
Binomial name
Veronica bullii
(Eaton) Rydb.

Besseya bullii
Synthyris bullii
Wulfenia bullii

Veronica bullii (syn. Besseya bullii) is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family known by the common names kittentails and Bull's coraldrops. It is native to the Upper Midwest of the United States, occurring in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota.[1]

This plant has a low-lying rosette of hairy leaves each a few centimeters long. In April through June it blooms in a cylindrical spike of yellow-green flowers. The lower lip of each flower corolla has three lobes and the stamens protrude.[1][2]

This plant grows on prairies, grasslands, and savannas and in woodlands.[2]


  1. ^ a b Besseya bullii. The Nature Conservancy.
  2. ^ a b Besseya bullii. Archived October 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Center for Plant Conservation.

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