Veronica persica

Family:PLANTAGINACEAE
Species:Veronica persica Poiret
Common Name:Bird Eye Speedwell
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Annual
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:VEPE3
Plant Notes:Bird Eye Speedwell is an introduced cool season annual in the Plantain family (Plantaginaceae). It is native to Eurasia, but is introduced in North America and Australia. In Alabama in can be found statewide. Bird Eye Speedwell grows in flowerbeds, in lawns, on roadsides, along railroad tracks, and in other disturbed areas. It is an annual that branches near the base and tends to sprawl and form low mats. The stems are 4-8 inches in length, terete, green in color, and pubescent. The leaves are opposite, petiolate, ovate in outline, pubescent, with crenate margins. Flowers are solitary from the axils of the upper leaves. The pedicel of the flower is longer than the subtending leaf, becoming even more so in fruit. Each flower has 4 green sepals and 4 petals. The petals are blue, becoming white toward the base and have darker veins. One petal is often smaller than the other three. The fruit is a pubescent capsule. The capsule is flattened and heart-shaped, wider than tall.—A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyPLANTAGINACEAE - Plantain family
Genus Veronica
Species Veronica persica Poiret - Bird Eye Speedwell

Citation

Citation VERONICA PERSICA Poiret, in Lamarck, Encycl. 8: 542. 1808.
Basionym: **
Type: IRAN: Cult. in France, without data, Herb. Hort. Paris s.n. (holotype: P).

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Pocilla persica Pocilla persica (Poiret) Fourreau, Ann. Soc. Linn. Lyon, ser. 2. 17: 129. 1869.Veronica persica Poiret 1808. 
Veronica buxbaumii Veronica buxbaumii Tenore, Fl. Nap. 1: 7, t. 1. 1811, non F. W. Schmidt 1791. ITALY
Veronica diffusa Veronica diffusa Rafinesque, New Fl. 4: 38. 1838 ("1836").Veronica precox Rafinesque 1832, non Allioni 1789. 
Veronica persica var. aschersoniana Veronica persica Poiret, var. aschersoniana (E. B. J. Lehmann) B. Boivin, Naturaliste Canad. 79: 174. 1952.Veronica tournefortii C. C. Gmelin, subsp. aschersoniana E. B. J. Lehmann 1909. 
Veronica persica var. corrensiana Veronica persica Poiret, var. corrensiana (E. B. J. Lehmann) B. Boivin, Naturaliste Canad. 79: 174. 1952.Veronica tournefortii C. C. Gmelin, subsp. corrensiana E. B. J. Lehmann 1909. 
Veronica precox Veronica precox Rafinesque, Atl. J. 79. 1832, non Allioni 1789. Cult in Pennsylvania, without data, Rafinesque s.n. (holotype: PH).
Veronica rotundifolia Veronica rotundifolia Sessé y Lacasta & Moçiño, Fl. Mexic. 5. 1892, non Ruiz López & Pavón 1798. MEXICO
Veronica tournefortii subsp. aschersoniana Veronica tournefortii C. C. Gmelin, subsp. aschersoniana E. B. J. Lehmann, Oesterr. Bot. Z. 59: 249, f. 4. 1909.  
Veronica tournefortii subsp. corrensiana Veronica tournefortii C. C. Gmelin, subsp. corrensiana E. B. J. Lehmann, Oesterr. Bot. Z. 59: 249. 1909.  
Veronica tournefortii var. aschersoniana Veronica tournefortii C. C. Gmelin, var. aschersoniana (E. B. J. Lehmann) Hegi, Ill. Fl. Mitt.-Eur. 6(1): 53. 1913.Veronica tournefortii C. C. Gmelin, subsp. aschersoniana E. B. J. Lehmann 1909. 
Veronica tournefortii var. corrensiana Veronica tournefortii C. C. Gmelin, var. corrensiana (E. B. J. Lehmann) Hayek ex Hegi, Ill. Fl. Mitt.-Eur. 6(1): 53. 1913.Veronica tournefortii C. C. Gmelin, subsp. corrensiana E. B. J. Lehmann 1909. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Barbour, Blount, Butler, Calhoun, Cherokee, Chilton, Choctaw, Cleburne, Colbert, Crenshaw, Cullman, Elmore, Etowah, Franklin, Greene, Houston, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Lee, Lowndes, Marengo, Marshall, Mobile, Montgomery, Morgan, Perry, Russell, St. Clair, Sumter, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Walker, Wilcox, Winston

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1962 - 1962

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
UWAL0033222 Houston 24 Apr 2016 Diamond, Alvin R.
27336
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000024115 Russell 16 Mar 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11090
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0037295 Cleburne 11 Mar 2016 Spaulding, Daniel D.
14466
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
UWAL0015844 Elmore 02 Mar 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
24811
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000044758 Autauga 31 Jan 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
342
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000028952 Etowah 10 Mar 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3353
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000023964 Autauga 12 Jan 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
16123
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0004200 Talladega 01 Mar 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4034
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
JSU142026 Talladega 03 Apr 1993 Ballard, J. Mark
1325
JSU
Veronica persica Poiret
AUA_ACC_64915 Chilton 5 Mar 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
15274
AUA
Veronica Persica Poir.
UWAL0004193 Choctaw 19 Feb 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5031
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
TROY000034537 Greene 10 Mar 2011 Keener, Brian R.
6330
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0004198 St. Clair 31 Mar 2006 Keener, Brian R.
2741
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
TROY000023965 Cullman 24 Mar 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4074
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000039094 Elmore 02 Mar 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
24811
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
SAMF0006934 Jefferson 13 Apr 2019 Green, Molly
10
SAMF
Veronica persica Poiret
UNA00068701 Etowah 10 Mar 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3353
UNA
Veronica persica Poir.
UWAL0014665 Houston 30 Apr 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
23973
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
AUA_ACC_71894 Greene 10 Mar 2011 Keener, Brian R.
6330
AUA
Veronica Persica Poir.
TROY000044917 Autauga 09 Mar 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
399
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000043450 Mobile 02 May 2013 Horne, Howard E.
2137
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
JSU142020 Etowah 11 Mar 1995 Soehren, Eric C.
017
JSU
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0003078 Perry 26 Feb 2011 Keener, Brian R.
6302
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
JSU142021 Etowah 12 Mar 1994 Hodge, Lesley M.
740
JSU
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000034536 Perry 26 Feb 2011 Keener, Brian R.
6302
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
UNA00061178 Walker 28 Feb 2003 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11668
UNA
Veronica persica Poir.
SAMF0006435 Cherokee 14 Mar 2016 Davenport, Lawrence J.
6052
SAMF
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0003044 Greene 10 Mar 2011 Keener, Brian R.
6330
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
UNA00068756 Talladega 1 Mar 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4034
UNA
Veronica persica Poir.
UWAL0039022 Winston 24 Feb 2019 England, J. Kevin
9850
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
AUA_ACC_71800 Etowah 10 Mar 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3353
AUA
Veronica Persica Poir.
UWAL0048100 Barbour 17 Mar 2019 Horne, Howard E.
4755
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000023967 Franklin 16 Mar 2003 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11694
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0031499 Morgan 02 Mar 2016 England, J. Kevin
5905
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000009226 Crenshaw 12 Apr 1998 Diamond, Alvin R.
11239
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0012308 Mobile 02 May 2013 Horne, Howard E.
2137
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000043941 Montgomery 12 May 2016 Diamond, Alvin R.
27393
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000023969 Tallapoosa 17 Mar 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11119
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000044236 Houston 24 Apr 2016 Diamond, Alvin R.
27336
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0047335 Autauga 06 Feb 2018 Parker, Matthew R.
1513
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0013558 Butler 19 Dec 2012 Diamond, Alvin R.
23599
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
JSU142023 Jefferson 30 Mar 1985 Barber, J. Patrick
1359
JSU
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0046791 Autauga 31 Jan 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
342
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0004196 Lawrence 15 Feb 2009 England, J. Kevin
1606
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
AUA000042864 Mobile 19 Feb 2014 Barger, T. Wayne
SP1293
AUA
Veronica Persica Poir.
AUA_ACC_70820 Perry 26 Feb 2011 Keener, Brian R.
6302
AUA
Veronica Persica Poir.
TROY000023966 Chilton 03 May 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15274
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
JSU142024 Marengo 07 Mar 1977 Kral, Robert
59503
JSU
Veronica persica Poiret
AUA_ACC_51995 Lowndes 28 Mar 1992 Diamond, Alvin R.
8043
AUA
Veronica Persica Poir.
JSU142019 Cleburne 22 Mar 1995 Hruska, Susan E.
570
JSU
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0039049 Cullman 22 Mar 2019 England, J. Kevin
9976
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000023968 St. Clair 31 Mar 2006 Keener, Brian R.
2741
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0004197 Marengo 06 Feb 2009 England, J. Kevin
1575
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
UNA00064864 Blount 21 Feb 1998 Keener, Brian R.
513
UNA
Veronica persica Poir.
UWAL0034533 Calhoun 02 Apr 1995 Kral, R.
84398
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
TROY000023970 Walker 28 Feb 2003 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11668
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
AUA_ACC_71799 Cullman 24 Mar 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4074
AUA
Veronica Persica Poir.
UWAL0016842 Mobile 22 May 2013 Horne, Howard E.
2201
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
JSU142027 Talladega 07 Apr 1979 Knight, Gary R.
024
JSU
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000047710 Autauga 06 Feb 2018 Parker, Matthew R.
1513
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000028951 Talladega 01 Mar 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4034
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0038996 Walker 20 Mar 2019 England, J. Kevin
9964
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0046880 Autauga 09 Mar 2017 Parker, Matthew R.
399
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0015775 Wilcox 20 Feb 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
24794
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
JSU142018 Cherokee 07 Apr 1983 Martin. Steve
26
JSU
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000037621 Houston 30 Apr 2013 Diamond, Alvin R.
23973
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
JSU142017 Calhoun 23 Mar 1981 Snow, David G.
306
JSU
Veronica persica Poiret
AUA000043429 Cullman 16 May 1910 Wolf, Wolfgang
1223
AUA
Veronica Persica Poir.
TROY000029406 Choctaw 19 Feb 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5031
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
UNA00059120 Tallapoosa 17 Mar 2002 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11119
UNA
Veronica persica Poir.
UWAL0031417 Colbert 30 Mar 2016 England, J. Kevin
6053
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
UNA00058746 St. Clair 31 Mar 2006 Keener, Brian R.
2741
UNA
Veronica persica Poir.
UWAL0004195 Etowah 10 Mar 2007 Keener, Brian R.
3353
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
UNA00073604 Mobile 2 May 2013 Horne, Howard
2137
UNA
Veronica persica Poir.
UWAL0038992 Etowah 22 Mar 2019 England, J. Kevin
9996
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
AUA_ACC_45649 Lee 22 Apr 1971 Donavan, Lois A.
173
AUA
Veronica Persica Poir.
UWAL0004194 Cullman 24 Mar 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4074
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
SAMF0004773 Jefferson 21 Mar 2006 Davenport, Lawrence J.
3412
SAMF
Veronica persica Poiret
JSU142022 Jackson 26 May 1999 Brodeur, Kristin R.
1865
JSU
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0047352 Tallapoosa 07 Mar 2020 Soehren, Eric C.
650
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
AUA_ACC_22335 Lee 29 Mar 1970 Knotts, Carl R.
6
AUA
Veronica Persica Poir.
TROY000039074 Wilcox 20 Feb 2014 Diamond, Alvin R.
24794
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
UNA00061199 Franklin 16 Mar 2003 Spaulding, Daniel D.
11694
UNA
Veronica persica Poir.
UNA00042620 Jefferson 23 Apr 1962 Deramus, Rebecca
125
UNA
Veronica persica Poir.
UWAL0004199 Sumter 10 Apr 2010 Keener, Brian R.
5757
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
JSU142025 Marshall 28 Apr 1998 Spaulding, Daniel D.
10510
JSU
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0039040 Blount 22 Mar 2019 England, J. Kevin
9985
UWAL
Veronica persica Poiret
TROY000024098 Marengo 06 Feb 2009 England, J. Kevin
1575
TROY
Veronica persica Poiret
UWAL0004192 Blount 21 Feb 1998 Keener, Brian R.
0513
UWAL
Veronica persica Poir.
UNA00068767 Cullman 24 Mar 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4074
UNA
Veronica persica Poir.
First Page Previous Page Next Page Last Page
Records per Page: