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Corn Speedwell - Veronica arvensis

Exotic Species (not native to Montana)

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
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MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Annual. Stems prostrate to erect, simple or branched, 5–25 cm. Herbage puberulent to glandular-pubescent. Leaves short-petiolate; blades 5–12 mm long, ovate, crenate to deeply serrate. Inflorescence a terminal, glandular-pubescent to hirsute raceme; pedicels ca. 1 mm long. Flowers: calyx 2–3 mm long; sepals unequal; corolla deep blue, 2–4 mm across; style ca. 0.5 mm long. Capsule obcordate, deeply notched, 2–4 mm high, sparsely glandular-villous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Introduced to temperate N. America; native to Eurasia (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Habitat
Disturbed areas in grasslands, roadsides; valleys (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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Corn Speedwell — Veronica arvensis.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from