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Bird's Eye Speedwell, Persian Speedwell, Birdeye Speedwell, Winter Speedwell - Veronica persica


Family: Scrophulariaceae - Figwort family Genus Common Name: Speedwell Native Status: IntroducedDicot Annual Herb
Veronica persica - Bird's Eye Speedwell, Persian Speedwell, Birdeye Speedwell, Winter Speedwell. May be V. arvensis, but longer flower pedicels imply V. persica, although USDA Plants Database doesn't list V. persica in Walker County, GA as of 03/28/2009. It is a weedy plant, although it apparently is not invasive enough to be restricted in any state. See Speedwell identification for more information on my identification process for this species.

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Veronica persica

Distribution of Veronica persica in the United States and Canada:
USDA Plants Distribution Map temporarily unavailable.
Blue=Native; Grey=Introduced

Map from USDA Plants Database:
USDA, NRCS. 2017. The PLANTS Database (http://plants.usda.gov, 29 May 2017). National Plant Data Team, Greensboro, NC 27401-4901 USA.

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Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2009-March-28Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/20f/11 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv)
aka Persian Speedwell. May be V. arvensis, but longer flower pedicels imply V. persica, although USDA Plants Database doesn't list V. persica in Walker County, GA. See Speedwell identification for more information on my identification process for this species.
Veronica persica

Site: Walker County, GA Date: 2009-March-30Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/250f/22 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv)
Persian Speedwell's blossoms are on a pedicel longer than most other Veronica species. Note the hairs on the plant.
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Veronica persica

Site: Walker County, Ga Date: 2009-March-30Photographer: Gerald C Williamson
Nikon D60
1/125f/22 ISO200
Tamron SP 90MM f/2.8 AF Macro
90mm (135 equiv)
The size of the blossom is one reason many people take little notice of this non-native plant, which has spread throughout most of North America after its introduction from Asia.
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Veronica persica

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