Veronica teucrium L.

2813 (6). V. teucrium L., Sp. Pl. ed. 2 (1762) 16; Hayek, Prodr. Fl. Penins. Balc. II (1929) 166 — Подъбичево великденче

Fam:   Scrophulariaceae Juss.
Genus:   Veronica L.
Species: Veronica teucrium L.
English Name: Broadleaf speedwell, Large speedwell, Austrian speedwell


Perennial plant. Rhizome oblique. Stems herbaceous, erect, gathered in groups, 20 - 60 cm high, with simple reduced (0.3 - 0.5 mm long) or dense (0.4 - 0.5 mm long), deflected, evenly scattered throughout the whole stem hairs. Leaves herbaceous, ovate, broadly ovate, elliptic, often opposite, 1.9 - 4.5 cm long, 1.2 - 2.8 cm wide, rounded or pointed at the apex, large, unevenly toothed to truncated, sessile to stem-covering, with a heart-shaped, wedge-shaped or truncated base; with simple (0.2 - 0.25 mm long) hairs on both sides and single spike-shaped (0.06 - 0.08 mm long) hairs on the upper side. Inflorescences racemose to short racemose, 1.5 - 4.5 cm long; inflorescence axis with simple (0.15 - 0.2 mm long) hairs, slightly elongated during flowering. Bracts lance, entire, 5 - 9 mm long, 0.5 - 1.5 mm wide, with simple (0.15 - 0.2 mm long) hairs or glabrous. Flower petioles 3 - 8 mm long, covered like an axis. Calyx 5, rarely 4, lance; the small 3.5 - 4.2 mm long, 0.6 - 0.8 mm wide; large 3.5 - 6 mm long, 0.6 - 1 mm wide, with simple (0.15 - 0.2 mm long) hairs or bare. Corolla 9 - 12 mm wide, dark blue, with rounded or pointed shares. The stamens do not exceed the flower disk. The style is 3 - 6 mm long. Box 2.5 - 5 mm long, 2.3 - 3.5 mm wide, rounded or elongated back ovoid, rarely slightly beveled at the top, with simple (0.3 - 0.4 mm long) hairs, rarely filamentqary or naked; the notch from 0.8 to 1 mm. Seeds 10 - 12, smaller than 1 mm, paniculate, brown, slightly warty on the surface.


Subsp. teucrium; V. austriaca L. subsp. teucrium (L.) Walters et Webb, Fl. Eur. III (1970) 245; V. teucrium subsp. pseudochamaedrys (Jacq.) Nym., Consp. Fl. Eur. (1878) 545; Hayek, op. c. 166; V. pseudochamaedrys Jacq., Fl. Austr. I (1773) 60; V teucrium f. elongata Nyar., Bull. Sc. Acad. RPR III (1951) 34. Plants covered with simple sparse hairs; leaves narrowly ovate to elliptical. Widespread.
Subsp. crinita (Kit.) Vel., Fl. Bulg. Suppl. I (1898) 214; V. crinita Kit., And Schult., Öeterr. Fl. ed. 1 (1794) 27; Vel., Fl. Bulg. (1891) 430; V crinita Kit. f. bosniaca Fiala, Wiss. Mitt. Bosnia. Herzeg. (1895) 619; V thracica Vel., Sitzungsb. Böhm. Ges. Wiss. XXXVII (1893) 50; In teucrium subsp. thracica (Vel.) Vel., Fl. Bulg. Suppl. I (1898) 214; V. teucrium var. thracica (Vel.) Maly, Mag. Bot. Lap. VII (1908) 229; Hayek, op. c. 167. Plants covered with dense deflected, evenly scattered simple hairs; leaves broadly ovate. Widespread.

From:   „Флора на Република България”, том X, Академично издателство „Проф. Марин Дринов”, Б А Н, София, (1995)

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Veronica austriaca, the broadleaf speedwell,[1] large speedwell,[2] Austrian speedwell, or saw-leaved speedwell, is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae, native to northern temperate Europe. Growing to 90 cm (35 in) tall by 60 cm (24 in) broad, it is a mound-forming herbaceous perennial, with deeply toothed leaves and erect spikes of bright blue flowers throughout summer.[3]
The specific epithet austriaca refers to Austria within its native range.[4]
Several cultivars are available, of which the following have gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit:-[5]

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Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name: Veronica teucrium L.

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Veronica teucrium L. is a synonym of Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium (L.) D.A.Webb

This name is a synonym of Veronica austriaca subsp. teucrium (L.) D.A.Webb.
The record derives from WCSP (in review) (data supplied on 2012-03-23) which reports it as a synonym with original publication details: Sp. Pl. ed. 2 16 1762.

From: › tpl1.1 › record › kew-2461969

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Flowering Time: Blooms: VI - VII, fruitful: VII - VIII.

References: „Флора на Република България”, том X, Академично издателство „Проф. Марин Дринов”, Б А Н, София, (1995), Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, › tpl1.1 › record › kew-2461969

Distribution in Bulgaria: Growing on the outskirts of oak forests, on dry grassy and open stony places. Widespread, from sea level to 1200 m altitude. (Conspectus of the Bulgarian Vascular Flora) = conspectus&gs_l= Zlc.

Distribution: Europe (excluding the Scandinavian Peninsula, Finland, the far north and south), Central Asia and the southern parts of Siberia.

Conservation status and threats: not protected species in Bulgaria by the Biodiversity Law. - Biological Diversity Act -

Medical plant: no, it is not - Medicinal Plants Act -



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