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*Veronica polita Fries. Wayside Speedwell. Phen: Feb-Aug. Hab: Lawns, waste areas. Dist: Native of Eurasia. This species is introduced in c. TN (Chester, Wofford, & Kral 1997), WV, and s. PA (Rhoads & Klein 1993), FL (Pennell 1935; Kunzer et al. 2009), NC (Kartesz 1999), VA (Kartesz 1999), and AL (H. Horne, pers. comm., 2013), and w. NC (D. Mercier, pers. comm., specimen at BOON, 2008).

ID notes:Veronica polita is similar to V. agrestis and has been much confused with it.

Origin/Endemic status: Eurasia

Synonymy: = Ar, C, F, Fl6, FNA17, Il, K1, K3, K4, Mi, NcTx, NE, NY, Pa, S, Tn, Tx, WH3, Stace (2010), Walters & Webb (1972) in Tutin et al (1972); < Veronica agrestis L. – G, GrPl, RAB, Va; ? Veronica didyma Ten. – Pennell (1935), misapplied; < Veronica polita Fr. – WV

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