Veronica hederifolia L., Sp. Pl. 13 1753. (Syn: Cardia quadriloba Dulac; Cochlidiospermum hederifolium (L.) Opiz; Cochlidiospermum lappago (Schrank) Opiz; Pocilla hederiifolia Fourr.; Veronica cymbalarifolia J. F. Gmel. (ambiguous synonym); Veronica lappago Schrank; Veronica simplex Opiz ex Schult.; Veronica umbrosa Reichb. ex Schult. (ambiguous synonym); Veronica virgata Menyh. (ambiguous synonym));
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kalatope id al140311b: A tiny flower for your perusal..
Location Kalatope, Chamba
Altitude 2100 mt
Habitat: periphery of the fields
Season : March
Flower: dia 2 mm
Not being a member of your group, can I mention this item, which I passed by in googling something –
Doesn’t look to me at all like Veronica polita, but rather Veronica hederifolia.
I’d be grateful if you could add this to the thread for clarity, given the comments there.
he might be right. i searched images
As per Pennell Scrophulariaceae of Western Himalayas, V. hederifolia does not grow in Himalayas, it has very long pedicels longer than leaves, deeply cordate bracts, he described Himalayan plant as V. stewartii with shorter pedicels, ovate, ciliate with long hairs and leaves usually 3-lobed. I have herbarium specimens which I will upload separately.
After looking at keys and text supplied by …, and other sources, I agree this Veronica from Kalatope is indeed V. hederifolia. perhaps new for our database.