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Aquatic and Wetland Vascular Plants of the Northern Great Plains

45. Scrophulariaceae, the Figwort Family

9. Veronica L. -- Speedwell

3. Veronica catenata Pennell


Quite similar to the preceding, differing mainly as follows: Glandular-puberulent mainly in the upper part. Leaves elliptic-lanceolate to lanceolate, 2-7(10) cm long, 0.4-1.5(3) cm wide, (2.5)3-5X longer than wide, acute at the tip. Pedicels divaricately spreading; corolla white, pink or pale bluish. Capsule obcordate, usually prominently notched at the tip, 2-3 mm long, 3-4 mm wide. Jun--Sep. Same habitats as the preceding; frequent in e ND, e and sw SD and c NE; (MA and Ont. to Sask. and WA, s to PA, TN, KS, AZ and CA). V. connata.

Sterile plants representing hybrids between this species and the preceding one, have been reported from along the Platte River in Nebraska (Brooks, R. E. Rhodora 78:773-775. 1976.) and others have been noted in the Black Hills.

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