Veronica spicata L. ssp. incana (L.) Walters
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
Family Plantaginaceae Plantains
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
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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. Online References:
on Desert-tropicals.com Veronica spicata ssp. incana
on www.garten.cz Veronica spicata ssp. incana
on Biopix Veronica spicata ssp. incana
from Cornell University’s Department of Horticulture Veronica spicata ssp. incana Older scientific names
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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