Delaware Wildflowers • Scientific names

Veronica officinalis L.
The Official Speedwell
Plantaginaceae — Plantain family
Non-native
Veronica officinalis
White Clay Creek State Park -- Possum Hill
May 2001
Veronica officinalis
Veronica officinalis
May 2010


The plant in the first photo was growing in a dry meadow and had relatively large, showy flowers. The plants in the second and third photos were growing in a wet, shady lawn and had very small flowers — I was sure at first that these were a different species, but as far as I can tell they are the same.

Guide to Veronica of Delaware

More information on this plant, from other sources.


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