7579.000 Veronica - Speedwells
Description of the genus
Annual or perennial herbs. Leaves usually opposite but may be in whorls or alternate. Calyx usually with 4 lobes, the fifth when present, small. Flowers usually blue, rarely white or pinkish. Corolla with a very short tube and rotate 4-lobed limb. Stamens 2. Capsule ± laterally
Derivation of name: Named after St Veronica.
Worldwide: 180 species, mainly N temperate, a few on tropical mountains and in the S Hemisphere; some subcosmopolitan weeds
Other sources of information about Veronica:Flora of Zimbabwe
: cultivated Veronica pageePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center): VeronicaFlora Zambesiaca
web site: VeronicaGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for VeronicaIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): VeronicaKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings, 2002-13
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. & Ballings, P.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Veronica.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1286, retrieved 19 June 2013