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Gypsy-weed - Veronica officinalis
Other Names:  Common Gypsyweed, Common Speedwell, Heath Speedwell, Gypsyweed

Non-native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
USFWS:
USFS:
BLM:
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 0

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems often branched, basally prostrate and rooting at the nodes, terminally ascending 5–25 cm. Herbage pubescent to hirsute. Leaves short-petiolate; blades 15–40 mm long, ovate to obovate, serrulate. Inflorescence of glandular-pubescent, axillary racemes; pedicels ca. 1 mm long. Flowers: calyx 1–3 mm long; corolla light blue, 4–7 mm across; style 3–4 mm long. Capsule obtriangular, not notched, 3–5 mm long, glandular (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Unknown/Undetermined
 


Range Comments
Introduced to eastern and northwest North America; native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 9

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Habitat
Lawns, roadsides and open to closed, usually disturbed forest; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Management

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