Common name: Ivy-leaved Speedwell
Veronica hederifolia L. APNI*
Description: Sprawling annual herb with stems to c. 20 cm long, with scattered hairs on branches and leaves.
Leaves with lamina very broad-ovate 5–20 mm long and wide, apex very broad-obtuse, base truncate to subcordate, margins with 1–3 pairs of broad rounded teeth; petiole mostly 5–18 mm long.
Flowers appearing solitary in the axils of leaf-like bracts; pedicels 5–20 mm long. Calyx lobes 3.5–6.5 mm long, 2.3–4 mm wide in fruit, ciliate. Corolla c. 2.5 mm long, blue or lilac.
Capsule deeply 4-lobed or ± globose, c. 4 mm diam., not compressed, glabrous.
Flowering: mostly spring.
Distribution and occurrence: Weed of gardens and disturbed sites; recorded for Bathurst district. Native of Eur.
NSW subdivisions: *CT
Other Australian states: *Vic. *Tas. *S.A.
Text by B. G. Briggs, B. Wiecek & A. J. Whalen
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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