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: creeping perennial, 4"-12" tall forb; stems finely hairy; from rhizomes
Leaves: opposite except alternate in the upper inflorescence, mostly less than 1 1/2" long, elliptical to oval, edges mostly smooth
Flowers: blue, 4-parted, 1/8"-1/3" wide, lobes longer than the tube; inflorescence a loose, long, terminal cluster (raceme); blooms May-Sept.
Fruits: notched, wider than tall capsule
Conservation Status: Native
Floristic Rating: Coefficient of Conservatism = 0, Wetland Indicator = FACW WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS): Images of seeds, fruits, embryos, etc. Dan Tenaglia's The Missouri Flora: Fabulous photographs; detailed descriptions; color and leave arrangement key. David G. Smith's "Delaware Wilflowers": Beautiful photographs; descriptions Southwest School of Botanical Medicine: Britton & Brown Illustrated Flora - 2nd Edition (1913) "An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States and Canada"