Veronica spicata L. ssp. incana (L.) Walters
Veronica incana L.
Speedwell, spiked woolly speedwell, silver speedwell
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Lamiales||Aromatic herbs and shrubs, including lavender, lilac, olive, jasmine, ash, teak, snapdragon, sesame, psyllium, garden sage, mint, basil, and rosemary|
|Genus||Veronica||For 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|
|Species||spicata||With flowers in spikes|
|ssp.||incana||Grayish or hoary|
About plant names...
Silver speedwell is a native of eastern Europe, through Siberia, and northwest China.
Identification: Plants are up to 12" (30 cm) tall, in clumps up to
14" (35 cm) around. Leaves are fuzzy, gray-green, narrow, oval-shaped.
Flower stalks are 4-10" (10-25 cm), blue-violet.
Veronica spicata ssp. spicata, also known as Pseudolysimachion spicatum ssp. spicatum. This is a wild flower in its natural habitat. By Christian Fischer.
Veronica spicata ssp. incana on Desert-tropicals.com
Veronica spicata ssp. incana on www.garten.cz
Veronica spicata ssp. incana on Biopix
Veronica spicata ssp. incana on the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and Texas A&M University, Texas A&M System
Veronica spicata ssp. incana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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9/7/2010 · Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, Massachusetts
≈ 17 × 12" (44 × 29 cm)
Range: Zones 4-8:
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