Eastern Mojave Vegetation Fruit of Coll. No. 1344, Veronica arvensis  
 

 

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  Plantaginaceae Veronica arvensis
Photomicrograph 14 November 2016.

Coll. No, 1344, 12 May 2016, characters observed: Annual, to 6 cm., lightly glandular hairy throughout; Stem erect; Leaves, opposite, ±sessile, 6 mm. × 4.5 mm. wide, oval; Pedicel, in flower, 0.8 mm., in fruit, 1.5 mm.; Bracts, 4 mm × 1.3 mm. wide, lanceolate; Flower, appear solitary in upper leaf axils, limb 4.5 mm.; Corolla, blue; Style, in flower, 0.6 mm., in fruit, 0.5 mm.; Fruit, 2 mm. × 2.5 mm., notched 0.4 mm., flattened. Differentiated from Veronica persica, V. biloba, and V. polita by: short pedicels, short styles, and reduced depth of the notch in the capsule. Differentiated from V. peregrina var. xalapensis (which has also been collected on top of North Table Mountain) by the relatively short inflorescence, blue color of the flowers, and broadness of the leaves.

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