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Genus: Veronica

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Eudicotyledons > Core Eudicots > Asterids > Euasterid I > Order: Lamiales > Family: Plantaginaceae

About 180 species, native mainly to north temperate regions but also a few species in tropical mountains of Africa. Four species are native to southern Africa and about eight are naturalised. There are also an additional six species cultivated in southern African gardens.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Veronica abyssinica

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Veronica anagallis-aquatica

 

Veronica hederifolia

 

Veronica javanica

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Species naturalised in southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Veronica agrestis

 

Veronica arvensis

 

Veronica chamaedrys

 

Veronica hederifolia

 

Veronica persica

See Flora of Zimbabwe.

 

Veronica serpyllifolia

 

Other species, cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Veronica gentianoides

Native from Crimson to south-western Asia.

 

Veronica latifolia

Native to Europe.

 

Veronica officianalis (Fluellen, Heath speedwell)

Native to the north Temperate region.

 

Veronica prostrata

Native to Europe.

 

Veronica repens (Corsican speedwell)

Native to Europe.

 

Veronica spicata (Spiked speedwell)

Native to Eurasia.

 

 


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