Veronica persica Poir.

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Veronica persica

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Metcalfe Rd, Greendale

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Synonyms: Veronica buxbaumii Ten. non Schmidt
Common names: Buxbaum's speedwell (English) Common field speedwell (English)
Frequency: Rare
Status: Introduced
Low spreading annual herb; leaves ovate with strongly serrated margins; flowers blue; fruits with 2 divergent lobes.
Notes: It was first recorded near the Honeydew Farm in Harare in September 1986 and has persisted in the same location since then. It was possibly introduced through soil contamination. It is now a common but localised weed on the road sides in the area but not known to occur elsewhere.
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Habitat: Weed of roadsides and cultivation
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Worldwide distribution: A species originally from W. Asia and occurring throughout Europe.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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African Plant Database: Veronica persica
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Veronica persica
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Veronica persica
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Veronica persica
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Veronica persica
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Veronica persica
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Veronica persica
Ispot Southern Africa : Veronica persica
JSTOR Plant Science: Veronica persica
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Veronica persica
Tropicos: Veronica persica
West African Plants database: Veronica persica

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Veronica persica., retrieved 9 December 2016

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