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Taxon: Veronica anagallis-aquatica L.

Genus: Veronica
Family: Plantaginaceae tribe: Veroniceae. Also placed in: Scrophulariaceae Veronicaceae
Nomen number: 80203
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:12. 1753 "anagallis Δ"
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Comment: see Melbourne ICN Art. 23.3, Ex. 2 regarding transcription of original spelling (i.e. the triangle symbol "Δ" following "anagallis" is to be transcribed as "aquatica")
Name verified on: 21-Apr-2003 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Jan-2014
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


See also subordinate taxa:


Common names:

  • blue water speedwell   (Source: F Victoria ) – English
  • brook-pimpernel   (Source: F Canada ) – English
  • water speedwell   (Source: Glea Cron ed2 ) – English
  • bei shui ku mai   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • jian guo shui ku mai   (Source: F ChinaEng [as V. oxycarpa]) – Transcribed Chinese   [Veronica anagallis-aquatica subsp. oxycarpa]
  • mouron d'eau   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – French
  • Uferehrenpreis   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • ō-kawajisha   (Source: F Japan ) – Japanese Rōmaji
  • verônica   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)
  • bérula   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Medicines: folklore   (fide F ChinaEng)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (common or of unknown importance fide Atlas WWeed)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • AFRICA
    Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    Northern Africa: Algeria [n.]; Egypt; Libya [n.]; Morocco; Tunisia
    Northeast Tropical Africa: Ethiopia; Sudan
    East Tropical Africa: Kenya; Tanzania; Uganda
    South Tropical Africa: Zambia; Zimbabwe
    Southern Africa: Lesotho; Namibia; South Africa
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Western Asia: Afghanistan; Cyprus; Iran; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Lebanon; Syria; Turkey - Adana, Ankara, Antalya, Aydin, Bolu, Cankiri, Denizli, Diyarbakir, Erzurum, Icel, Isparta, Izmir, Kars, Kastamonu, Kayseri, Kutahya, Rize, Samsun, Sivas, Trabzon, Urfa, Van
    Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation - Ciscaucasia, Dagestan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China - Anhui, Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shandong, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan
    Eastern Asia: Korea
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India; Nepal; Pakistan
  • EUROPE
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Iceland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Belarus; Estonia; Latvia; Lithuania; Moldova; Russian Federation - European part; Ukraine [incl. Krym]
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece [incl. Crete]; Italy [incl. Sardinia, Sicily]; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia; Turkey - Istanbul, Kirklareli
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Western South America: Peru - Ancash, Arequipa, Cajamarca, Lima
    Southern South America: Argentina - Buenos Aires, Catamarca, Chubut, Jujuy, La Pampa, La Rioja, Mendoza, Neuquen, Rio Negro, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, Tierra del Fuego; Chile; Uruguay

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized in temperate regions

      Other:
  • exact native range obscure

References:

  • Arnold, T. H. & B. C. De Wet, eds. 1993. Plants of southern Africa: names and distribution. Mem. Bot. Surv. S. Africa no. 62.
  • Boulos, L. 1995. Flora of Egypt checklist.
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences. 1959–. Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae.
  • Chowdhery, H. J. & B. M. Wadhwa. 1984. Flora of Himachal Pradesh.
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. [introduced].
  • Cronquist, A. et al. 1972–. Intermountain flora.
  • Cufodontis, G. 1953–1972. Enumeratio plantarum aethiopiae: Spermatophyta.
  • Czerepanov, S. K. 1995. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR).
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee. Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource).
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca.
  • Foreman, D. B. & N. G. Walsh. 1993–. Flora of Victoria.
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. [introduced].
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. 2000. International code of botanical nomenclature (Saint Louis Code). Art. 23.3, Ex. 2.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Grubov, V. I. 2001. Key to the vascular plants of Mongolia.
  • Hansen, A. & P. Sunding. 1993. Flora of Macaronesia: checklist of vascular plants, ed. 4. Sommerfeltia vol. 17.
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal.
  • Harden, G. J., ed. 1990–1993. Flora of New South Wales.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955–1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest.
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan.
  • Izquierdo Z., I. et al., eds. 2004. Lista de especies silvestres de Canarias: hongos, plantas y animales terrestres.
  • Jahandiez, E. & R. Maire. 1931–1941. Catalogue des plantes du Maroc.
  • Jiangsu Inst. Bot., ed. v. 1; Shan. R. H., ed. v. 2. 1977–1982. Jiangsu Zhiwuzhi (Flora of Jiangsu).
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. 1934–1964. Flora SSSR.
  • Marticorena, C. & M. Quezada. 1985. Catalogo de la flora vascular de Chile.
  • Martin, W. C. & C. R. Hutchins. 1980. A flora of New Mexico.
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association). 1986. Flora of the Great Plains.
  • Meikle, R. D. 1977–1985. Flora of Cyprus.
  • Merxmüller, H., ed. 1966–1972. Prodromus einer flora von Sudwestafrika.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  • Mouterde, P. 1966–. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie.
  • Öztürk, F. & A. Öztürk. 2000. A revision of the section Beccabunga Dum. belong to Veronica L. (Scrophulariaceae) genus in east anatolia. Sist. Bot. Dergisi 7:20.
  • Pottier-Alapetite, G. 1979–1981. Flore de la Tunisie: Angiospermes-Dicotyledones. [lists as V. anagallis aquatica L.].
  • Quézel, P. & S. Santa. 1962–1963. Nouvelle flore de l'Algerie.
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. 1963–. Flora iranica.
  • Rehm, S. 1994. Multilingual dictionary of agronomic plants.
  • Scoggan, H. J. 1978–1979. The flora of Canada, 4 vol.
  • Silva, L. et al. 2005. Listagem da fauna e flora terrestres dos Açores. Lista des plantas vasculares (Pteridophyta e Spermatophyta).
  • Stace, C. 1995. New flora of the British Isles.
  • Tanaka, T. et al. 1999. Notes on Veronica sect. Beccabunga (Scrophulariaceae) found in yunnan province, China. J. Jap. Bot. 74:197.
  • Täckholm, V. 1974. Students' flora of Egypt, ed. 2.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Welsh, S. L. 1974. Anderson's flora of Alaska and adjacent parts of Canada.
  • Willis, J. H. 1970–1972. A handbook to plants in Victoria.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. 1994–. Flora of China (English edition).
  • Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the vascular plants of Florida.
  • Zohary, M. & N. Feinbrun-Dothan. 1966–. Flora palaestina.
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. 1996. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74., 1999
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Images:

  • Flower: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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