Veronica beccabunga, SE: Bäckveronika, DE: Bachbunge,
NL: Beekpunge, UK: Brooklime, European speedwell

Scientific name:  Veronica beccabunga L.
Swedish name:  Bäckveronika
German name:  Bachbunge
Nederlandse naam:  Beekpunge
English name:  Brooklime, European speedwell
Family:  Scrophulariaceae, Figwort family, Lejongapsväxter

Wildflowers, Sweden, Travel, Destination, Nature

Life form:  Perennial succulent herb
Stems:  Limp–ascending, roots from nodes, juicy, glabrous, height 20–60 cm
Leaves:  Opposite, short-stalked; blade elongated sphere–ovate, round-tipped, fleshy, with entire margin or finely serrated.
Flowers:  Corolla almost regular (actinomorphic), blue and dark-striped, 5–7 mm wide, fused, 4-lobed, wheel-shaped, short-funnelled. Calyx 4-lobed, lobes glabrous. Stamens 2. Gynoecium fused, single-styled. Inflorescence a short, lax axillary raceme
Flowering Period:  July, August, September
Fruits:  Almost spherical, with shallowly notched tip, 2.5–4 mm long, glabrous, brown capsule.
Habitat:  Streams, ditches, ponds, springs, excavation sites

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Derivation of the botanical name:
Veronica is the Latin form of the Greek name Φερενικη Pherenike, which meant "bringing victory" from φερω, phero, "to bring"
and νικη, nike, "victory".
beccabunga, from the German Bachbunge (brook+bunch).
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.