Veronica anagallis-aquatica L., Sp. Pl. 12 1753. (Syn: Beccabunga anagallis Fourr.; Cardia amplexicaulis Dulac; Veronica acutifolia Gilib.; Veronica ambigua Luce; Veronica anagallidiformis Boreau; Veronica anagallis var. elata Hoffmgg. & Link; Veronica anagallis var. latifolia Britton; Veronica anagallis var. neilreichii Celak.; Veronica anagallis f. pubescens Béguinot; Veronica anagallis-aquatica subsp. anagallidiformis Soó; Veronica anagallis-aquatica var. brittonii (Porter ex Pennell) Pennell; Veronica anagallis-aquatica subsp. divaricata Krösche; Veronica anagallis-aquatica subsp. neilreichii (Celak.) J.Dostál; Veronica anagallis-aquatica var. pubescens (Bég.) D.Peev; Veronica anagallis-aquatica subsp. transiens (Rouy) Cout.; Veronica aquatica Benquerel; Veronica beccabunga Aitch.; Veronica brittonii Porter ex Pennell; Veronica espadanae Pau; Veronica graminea Mazziari; Veronica indica Roxb. ex A.Dietr.; Veronica kovacsii Borb.; Veronica lepida Phil.; Veronica linkiana subsp. do Amaral Franco; Veronica longifolio-repens Gilib.; Veronica miniana Merino; Veronica minor Vahl ex Mert. & Koch; Veronica osiliensis Luce; Veronica palustris Salisb.; Veronica pusilla Benth.; Veronica reyesana Pau & Merino; Veronica richardii Tin. ex Schlenker; Veronica rotundifolio-erecta Gilib.; Veronica tenerrima F.W.Schmidt; Veronica transiens (Rouy) Prain);
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Water Speedwell, Brook-pimpernel, Blue water speedwell • Hindi: sada, sadevi;
Scrophulariaceae of the Western Himalayas By Francis . Pennell (1943- Description & Keys- Veronica capitata, cachemirica, lanosa, macrostemon, lasiocarpa, serpyllifolia, verna, arvensis, didyma (syn. of Veronica polita Fr. as per The Plant List), persica, perpusilla (syn. of Veronica pusilla Kotschy & Boiss. as per The Plant List), uncinata (syn. of Veronica rubrifolia Boiss. as per The Plant List), biloba, campylopoda, stewartii, koelzii, cephaloides (syn. of Veronica ciliata subsp. cephaloides (Pennell) D.Y. Hong as per The Plant List), hirta, nana (syn. of Veronica ciliata subsp. cephaloides (Pennell) D.Y. Hong as per The Plant List), melissaefolia, javanica, cana, umbelliformis (syn. of Veronica szechuanica subsp. sikkimensis (Hook. f.) D.Y. Hong as per The Plnat List), beccabunga, anagallis-aquatica, secunda, salina & undulata)
As per efi thread :
I am reproducing the key from “Scrophulariaceae of Western Himalayas by F. Pennell, 1943
Portion of the key concerning plants of wet areas
D. Pedicels strongly ascending, making the raceme less than 1 cm wide, capsule acutish or obtuse; upper leaf blades serrate, the lower and those of freely developed basal shoots petioled.
E. Rachis, pedicels, sepals and capsules glabrous or nearly so; capsule oval in contour, strongly flattened, equalling or slightly exeeding sepals; seeds dull brown…………………………………25. V. anagallis-aquatica
EE. Rachis, pedicels, sepals and capsules glandular pubescent, capsule pyramidal-ovoid, about 1.5 times the length of sepal; seeds brighter brown …………………………………………………………. 26. V. secunda
DD. Pedicels spreading, usually distally upcurved, making the raceme over 1 cm wide; capsule usually rounded or slightly retuse; occasionally even acutish; upper leaf blades remotely and often obscurely crenate-serrate, the lowest sometimes slightly petioled, basal shoots scarcely developed; rachis, pedicels and sepals glandular pilose; capsule sparsely so.
E. Capsule 3-3.5 mm long; style 1-1.7 mm long, usually 1/2 as long as capsule or more; leaves obscurely serrate to entire ………………………………………………………. 27. V. salina
EE. Capsule 2-2.5 mm long, style 0.5-1 mm long, usually less than 1/2 as long as capsule; leaves usually more serrate, often undulately so ……………………………………………………………….. 28. V. undulata
V. anagallis-aquatica occurs at lower altitudes, scarcely above 2000 m whereas V. salina does not grow below 800 m, ascending to 3300 m or so;
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plants from gujarat
dnt know family
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Clear picture needed, looking lke Mollugo sp.
Mollugo species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
Picture is nor clear.
Looks like Veronica anagalis-aquatica (Plantaginaceae).
efi page on Veronica anagallis-aquatica
In earlier I have sent some photograph of same plant but these were not so clear (as your reply) for identification. here I am attached some another picture. Please help me by identifying.
Pl. check with images at Veronica anagallis-aquatica
Thank you very much for identification.
Herb from Prulia dt of WB found in the moist shallow area along roadside
Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Scrophulariaceae) to me. eFI page.
I needed some help with IDing a herb probably Exacum sp found on the banks of river Godavari in Nshik City itself on 29th April 2012.
The flowers were very small hardly 0.8 mm bluish white in color.
the leaves were sessile but showed serrate margins. the basal leaves were as long as 4-5 cm linear. the stem and leaves were pubescent.
This looks like Hydrolea zeylanica locally called Popti.
Have this on my property at Shahapur. Sending a few photographs for comparison.
do the leaves of Hydrolea have a serrate margin? this plant had a serrate margin which can also be seen in the photographs. Hydrolea leaves also has a tint of purple color in its leaves which was not evident in this plant.
I am really doubtful if this is Hydrolea zeylanica. I find it closer to Exacum or Swertia or something like that…
Fair enough. Please try for some more photographs [preferably close-ups of the flowers].
I think … pic look like Veronica.
I checked Veronica anagallis-aquatica and the plant looks the same … thanks a lot for helping out
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