Veronica chamaedrys

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Veronica chamaedrys
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Scienteefic clessification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica
Species: V. chamaedrys
Binomial name
Veronica chamaedrys

Veronica chamaedrys ( Cat’s or bird’s een) is a speshies o Veronica, native tae Europe an northren Asie. It is foond on ether continents as an introduced speshies. It is a herbaceous perennial plant wi hairy stems an leaves. It can grow tae 25 cm tall, but is normally aboot 12 cm tall. The flouers are blue, wi a fower-lobed corolla. The form o the leaves are similar tae white deadnettle.

The 2 tae 4 mm wide blossoms o this plant wilt very quickly upon pickin, which haes given it the ironic name "Männertreu", or "men's faithfulness" in German.[1]

Germander Speedwell is also a common, hardy turf weed when it invades turf an lawns. It creeps along the groond, spreadin bi sendin doun ruits at the stem nodes. It is propagatit baith bi seed an stem fragments. Leaves mey defoliate in the simmer an winter but the stems will grow again next saison. Unlike at least five ether common speedwell turf weeds such as corn speedwell[2] (Veronica arvensis), the leaves are opposite baith on the upper an lower pairts o the plant.[3][4] See the Veronica for special weed control considerations.

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  1. Friedhelm Sauerhoff, Pflanzennamen im Vergleich: Benennungstheorie und Etymologie [Plant names compared: theory of naming and etymology] (Stuttgart, Germany: Franz Steiner, 2001), page 206: Das bestätigt auch E. Mießner, wenn er zum Gamander-Ehrenpreis feststellt: "Da die Blüten leicht abfallen, auch deutscher Spottname 'Männertreu'..." (E. Mießner also confirms that, when he observes about Veronica chamaedrys : "Since the blossoms easily fall off, [it is] also [known by] the derisive German nickname, 'men's faithfulness'...")
  2. other Turf Weeds at Virginia Tech: corn speedwell, Veronica arvensis
  3. Turf Weeds at Virginia Tech; germander speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys:
  4. Weed ID & info; Department of Crop and Soil Sciences, Michigan State University and Ronald Calhoun:

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