Veronica polita Fr.
Family: Plantaginaceae
wayside speedwell
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Gary Fewless  
Etymology: Veronica: named after Saint Veronica, the woman who gave Jesus a cloth to wipe his face while on the way to Calvary, and so named because the markings on some species supposedly resemble those on her sacred handkerchief
Plants: annual forb
Leaves: opposite except alternate in the inflorescence
Conservation Status: Introduced - adventive
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