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Veronica persica

Veronica persica Poir.

Pocilla persica (Poir.) Fourr.

Veronica buxbaumii Ten. non F.W. Schmidt

Veronica persica Poir. var. aschersoniana (Lehm.) B. Boivin

Veronica persica Poir. var. corrensiana (Lehm.) B. Boivin

Persian Speedwell

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
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
FamilyPlantaginaceaePlantains
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
SpeciespersicaFrom the Latin persica, “peach,” in ancient times called persike or persica malus, “Persian apple,” a fruit that reached Europe from China by way of Persia

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Veronica persica description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 7 May 2012.

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Veronica persica (Persian Speedwell)

5/7/2012 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 6 × 6" (14 × 14 cm) ID is uncertain

Veronica persica (Persian Speedwell)

5/27/2016 · Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA

Veronica persica (Persian Speedwell)

5/27/2016 · Acton Arboretum, Acton, MA

Veronica persica (Persian Speedwell)

5/7/2012 · Tom and Susan’s, Pepperell, MA
≈ 9 × 6" (22 × 14 cm) ID is uncertain

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