Veronica anagalloides Guss., Pl. Rar.: 5 (1826) (syn: Cardia elliptica Dulac; Veronica aegyptiaca Ehrenb. & Hempr. ex Schlenker; Veronica anagallis-aquatica subsp. anagalloides (Guss.) A.Jelen.; Veronica anagallis-aquatica subsp. anagalloides (Guss.) Rouy; Veronica haussknechtii Boiss.; Veronica salina Schur; Veronica tenella Jan ex Ces., Pass. & Gibelli; Veronica tenuis Ledeb.); 
Albania, Austria, Baleares, Bulgaria, Corsica, Czech Republic, Slovakia, France,
Germany, Spain, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia & Kosovo, ?Macedonia,
Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Portugal, Romania, C-, E- &
W-European Russia, Ukraine, Crimea, Sardinia, Sicily, Northern Caucasus, Siberia
(W-Siberia), Russian Far East (I), Algeria, China (Gansu, Heilongjiang, Nei
Mongol, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi), Tibet, Afghanistan (Kabul, Qunduz, Samangan),
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan (Quetta, Kurram, Hazara, Swat), Pakistani
Kashmir (Gilgit, Baltistan), Jammu & Kashmir (Dras, Kashmir, Ladakh),
Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey (Inner Anatolia, N-Anatolia,
NW-Anatolia: Bithynia, S-Anatolia, SSW-Anatolia, SW-Anatolia, W-Anatolia),
Greece (incl. Kiklades), Crete, East Aegaean Isl., Rhodos, Egypt (Great
Southwestern Desert, Nile Delta, Nile Valley, NW-coastal Egypt), European
Turkey, Iran (EC-Iran, E-Iran, NE-Iran: Mts., N-Iran, Iranian Aserbaijan,
S-Iran, W-Iran), Iraq (NE-Iraq, NW-Iraq), Israel (coastal W-Israel, Rift Valley,
Negev Desert), Jordania (S-Jordania), Lebanon (Antilebanon, C-Lebanon, coastal
W-Lebanon), Oman (Dhofar), Saudi Arabia (Hejaz, Asir), Syria (C-Syrian Desert,
Jazira), Yemen (coastal Hadhramaut, Tihama, W-Yemen)
as per Catalogue of life;
 
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) 
 



I am reproducing the key fromScrophulariaceae 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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Veronica Ladakh-ID request-140112-PKA2: Seen this Veronica sp at Ladakh.
Date/Time: 20-09-2011 / 04:00PM
Location: At the outskirts of Leh town (Ladakh region).
Bot. name: Veronica sp.??
Family:
Plantaginaceae
Habitat: Wild
Plant habit: Herb (seen in wet soil near a pond)


Veronica anagallis-aquatica


Though more correctly it should be Veronica salina. See the thread


Thanks …


 

 

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Veronica salina from Kashmir: Veronica salina from Kashmir, locally common in wet places, ditches, along drains and lake banks. Photgraphed from Balgarden Srinagar on June 15, 2010.


Sorry for being a Doubting Thomas all the time. But I am confused as to why this one should not be Veronica anagallis-aquatica.


That is the beauty of the group. We don’t take things fore-granted. I rather feel odd when identifications are not contested. A doubt always gives you more chance for critical study. I am reproducing the key fromScrophulariaceae 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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ID request – wild flower from Uttarakhand (200609SCS2) : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Joshimath, Uttarakhand, June 09. 
ID help requested. 


Looks like Swertia sp.


Not a Swertia species as suggested earlier.


I think close to images of Veronica anagallis-aquatica 


Yes, Veronica anagallis-aquatica


Veronica anagalloides subsp. anagalloides as per images and details herein.



 

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Veronica Sp for ID?? 07072012-PKA1:  I had seen this Veronica sp. at the outskirts of Leh (Ladakh). This was seen in a marshy land. Would like to know the ID..
Bot. name: Veronica …..
Family: Plantaginaceae
Date/Time: 20-09-2011 / 04:00PM
Habitat: Wild (Marshy land)
Plant habit: Herb


Veronica anagalloides subsp. anagalloides as per images and details herein.

Veronica anagallis-aquatica growing along wet places, photographed from Kashmir and Delhi


Lovely close up of the tiny flower, a common plant of wetlands.. thanks sir..


Isn’t it Veronica anagalloides subsp. anagalloides (syn: Veronica salina) as per your another thread: Veronica salina from Kashmir ? 




 

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Plant for ID from Paddar valley J7K 110812-02:  

kindly Identify this plant species
Location: Paddar valley J&K
Altitude: 2000 meters asl
Date: 19th May 2012
Habit/habitat: Wild herb
Height: 30-40 cms


Perhaps Veronica anagallis-aquatica 


Vernonia sp.


Veronica anagallis-aquatica for sure.


I think it may be Veronica anagalloides subsp. anagalloides as per images and details herein.

  

I have collected this plants from Nainital, Kaushani, Munsiyari. May I request you to kindly help me to identify this plant specimens. 


Veronica sp. Reminds me of Veronica anagallis-aquatica L. [Plantaginaceae/ ex-Scrophulariaceae].


To me also looks close to images at Veronica anagallis-aquatica 

I hope Veronica anagallis-aquatica


I think it may be Veronica anagalloides subsp. anagalloides as per images and details herein.


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