Veronica biloba Schreb. ex L., Mant. Pl. 2: 172 172 1771. (Syn: Pocilla biloba (L.) W.A.Weber; Veronica biloba var. densa G.H.Dar & Kachroo; Veronica chantavica Pavlov; Veronica exilis H.Schott ex Boiss.; Veronica microtheca Boiss. & Balansa; Veronica nevskii Boriss.; Veronica perpusilla Nevski);

Turkey (E-Anatolia, Inner Anatolia, N-Anatolia, NE-Anatolia, SSW-Anatolia,
SW-Anatolia, W-Anatolia), Iran (EC-Iran, E-Iran, N-Iran, Iranian Aserbaijan,
S-Iran, W-Iran), Iraq (NE-Iraq), Lebanon (Antilebanon, C-Lebanon), Sinai
peninsula (S-Sinai), China (Gansu, Nei Mongol, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi,
Sichuan, Xinjiang), Tibet, Afghanistan (Badakshan, Wakhan, Baghlan, Bamyan,
Faryab, Ghazni, Herat, Kabul, Kunar / Nuristan, Wardak, Orozgan / Daykundi,
Paktia / Khost, Parwan, Samangan, Takhar), India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,
Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan (Baluchistan, Kurram, Chitral, Swat, Hazara, Murree),
Pakistani Kashmir (Gilgit, Baltistan, Deosai), Jammu & Kashmir (Ladakh,
Poonch, Kashmir),
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Northern Caucasus,
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia [Caucasus], Siberia (W-Siberia), Russian Far East
(I), USA (I) (Colorado (I), Idaho (I), Illinois (I), Kansas (I), Montana (I),
Nebraska (I), Nevada (I), New York (I), Oregon (I), Utah (I), Washington State
(I), Wyoming (I)), Canada (I) (British Columbia (I))
as per Catalogue of Life;
 
‘Twolobe Speedwell’;
 
Scrophulariaceae of the Western Himalayas By Francis . Pennell (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)
 
Erect annual herb usually branched from base; leaves oblong to ovate-lanceolate, up to 3 cm long, margin shallowly dentate; racemes mostly terminal, sparsely glandular hairy; bracts smaller than leaves, entire; calyx 4-lobed, lobes ovate-lanceolate, 4-8 mm long in fruit with entire margin, 3-veined; corolla white or blue-purple, 3-4 mm diam.; capsule strongly compressed, shorter than calyx, deeply notched, lobes appearing almost free; style very short, included in notch. 
 
 

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Scrophulariaceae Fortnight: Veronica for id from Chakrata-NS 12 : Attachments (6). 4 posts by 3 authors.

This Veronica species was shot from Budher caves in Chakrata, please help to id.. can this be Veronica biloba?
Now placed in Plantaginaceae


Yes Veronica biloba. Nice photographs



Flora of Chakrata 2012: For id from Budher caves: This very small herb was shot from meadows of Budher caves on May 17, 2012. I hope this is a Veronica species…
wish to have exact id…
thanks in advance..


Veronica biloba I hope


I googled Veronica biloba and all images seem to have serrate leaves. Is the leaf variation normal?


Scrophulariaceae Fortnight: Veronica biloba from Kashmir -GS-48 Attachments (4). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Veronica biloba Linnaeus, Mant. Pl. 2: 172. 1771.
Erect annual herb usually branched from base; leaves oblong to ovate-lanceolate, up to 3 cm long, margin shallowly dentate; racemes mostly terminal, sparsely glandular hairy; bracts smaller than leaves, entire; calyx 4-lobed, lobes ovate-lanceolate, 4-8 mm long in fruit with entire margin, 3-veined; corolla white or blue-purple, 3-4 mm diam.; capsule strongly compressed, shorter than calyx, deeply notched, lobes appearing almost free; style very short, included in notch.
Common as weed in fields and roadsides. Photographed from Gulmarg, Kashmir.


Thanks sir for this upload, I have shared this from Chakrata area.. perhaps flowers in April-May, could not find this during present tour to the same place..

 



Veronica biloba Linnaeus, Mant. Pl. 2: 172. 1771.
Erect annual herb usually branched from base; leaves oblong to ovate-lanceolate, up to 3 cm long, margin shallowly dentate; racemes mostly terminal, sparsely glandular hairy; bracts smaller than leaves, entire; calyx 4-lobed, lobes ovate-lanceolate, 4-8 mm long in fruit with entire margin, 3-veined; corolla white or blue-purple, 3-4 mm diam.; capsule strongly compressed, shorter than calyx, deeply notched, lobes appearing almost free; style very short, included in notch.
Common as weed in fields and roadsides. Photographed from Gulmarg.


This herb is present in my database in section of Healing Flora of Ladakh. Veronica biloba based Formulations are used for Insomnia.

 

 
 
 
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