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Veronica arvensis L.


Corn speedwell

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderLamialesAromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary
GenusVeronicaFor Saint Veronica, said to have given Jesus a cloth to wipe his face on the way to Calvary, and named because of a supposed resemblence between markings on some Veronica species and her sacred handkerchief
SpeciesarvensisOf the fields

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Veronica arvensis (corn speedwell)

5/27/2017 · Tom and Susan's, Pepperell, MA
≈ 3½ × 4" (9.5 × 10.0 cm)

Veronica arvensis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Veronica arvensis (corn speedwell)

10/2/2020 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA ID is uncertain

Veronica arvensis (corn speedwell)

5/27/2017 · Tom and Susan's, Pepperell, MA
≈ 6 × 4" (14 × 10.0 cm)

Veronica arvensis (corn speedwell)

3/19/2012 · Gunpowder Falls State Park, Cockeysville, MD
≈ 6 × 9" (14 × 22 cm) ID is uncertain


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