*Veronica polita Fries. 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