Veronica verna L.
Common Name: SPRING CORN SPEEDWELL
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad A-Forb

A little Eurasian weed first collected in 1959 (Isle Royale) but now doubtless more widespread than the map suggests. It is easily overlooked, but can be found in dry sandy, gravelly, or rocky bare places in lawns, parking lots, driveways, roadsides, campgrounds, and pineland.

Plants as short as 2 cm may bloom. Small individuals with poorly developed leaves (e.g., with only a single pair of basal lobes) are sometimes difficult to recognize, especially when growing with V. arvensis. Sometimes the lobes of the capsule are low and rather divergent (the notch unusually shallow); the style, though still very short, may then about equal the lobes.

Locations

Alger County
Allegan County
Antrim County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
Cheboygan County
Chippewa County
Crawford County
Delta County
Dickinson County
Emmet County
Genesee County
Grand Traverse County
Gratiot County
Kalkaska County
Keweenaw County
    Including Isle Royale
Lake County
Leelanau County
Luce County
Mackinac County
Manistee County
Marquette County
Mason County
Menominee County
Missaukee County
Montmorency County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Ogemaw County
Otsego County
Roscommon County
Schoolcraft County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1986.