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Herbarium specimen. Copyright CSIRO
Leaves and flower.. Copyright Australian Plant Image Index (APII). Photographer: M. Fagg.
Veronica plebeia R.Br.
Brown, R. (1810) Prodromus Florae Novae Hollandiae: 435. Type: Sydney, Robert Brown, May 1802 (BM).
Speedwell, Creeping; Creeping Speedwell; Trailing Speedwell
Perennial herb. Stolons to 1 m long, flowering stems to 10 cm high; covered in short (c. 0.2 mm) hairs, denser in lateral bands on stems and longer and denser hairs at nodes.
Leaves with lamina triangular, mostly 0.7-2 cm long, 5-16 mm wide, apex ± acute, base truncate to slightly cordate, margins with 3-8 pairs of irregular teeth; petiole 3-20 mm long, slightly grooved on the upper surface.
Racemes lateral, mostly 2-5 cm long, 3-10-flowered; peduncle 5-35 cm long; bracts 3-7.5 mm long; pedicels 2-7 mm long. Calyx lobes 3.4-7 mm long, 1.3-3.7 mm wide in fruit, shortly ciliate. Corolla 2-3.5 mm long, tube very short, pale blue to blue.
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Distribution and Ecology
Recorded in NEQ from the Atherton Tablelands and Tully area. Altitudinal range from near 850 m to 1100 m. In disturbed areas, along roads, in eucalypt forest and rainforest.
Herb (herbaceous or woody, under 1 m tall)