Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Germander Speedwell - Veronica chamaedrys   L.
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DistributionMapped in 4 mountain counties in BONAP; RAB (1968) listed just one (Jackson County). SERNEC has specimens only from Jackson and Watauga counties.

Native of Eurasia; in N.A. northern U.S. and Canada south to NC, MO, OR; absent from the midlands.
AbundanceVery rare to rare.
HabitatWeakley (2018) says it is found at golf courses and lawns.
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting April-June.
IdentificationGermander Speedwell is a perennial with pubescent stems up to a foot or a bit more long. The leaves are generally sessile, ovate to narrowly ovate, the margins blunt-toothed, and the surfaces rugose (= wrinkled). The flowers grow in leaf axils, on filiform pedicels up to 12 mm long, with the corollas blue to deep blue, generally 5-10 mm across. In the species, the bright blue flowers tend to be held away from the stems and leaves more so than others owing to the long pedicels.
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