Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Corn Speedwell - Veronica arvensis   L.
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DistributionThroughout the state; probably in every county.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. throughout the U.S. and much of Canada.
AbundanceFrequent to common nearly statewide.
HabitatLawn and garden weed, gravel driveways and parking lots, urban and suburban lots, waste places, disturbed soil.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting February-May (--September).
IdentificationCorn Speedwell is a diminutive annual that often is only a few inches tall, but potentially to a foot; it can be easily overlooked, even at times in bloom. It tends to grow in clumps or small patches. There are 3-6 pairs of small leaves per stem, widely ovate in shape, with a few teeth. The inflorescence is terminal, short and congested when young but elongating potentially to 6 inches. The flowers are tiny and blue, 2-4 mm diameter, on very short pedicels. V. triphyllos has deeply 3-lobed upper leaves.
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Global RankGNR
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B.A. SorrieFallow field, Whispering Pines, March 2015. MoorePhoto_non_natural
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