Veronica chamaedrys, SE: Teveronika, DE: Gamander-Ehrenpreis,
NL: Gewone ereprijs, UK: Germander Speedwell

Scientific name:  Veronica chamaedrys L.
Swedish name:  Teveronika, mormors glasögon, teärenpris
German name:  Gamander-Ehrenpreis
Nederlandse naam:  Gewone ereprijs
English name:  Germander Speedwell
Family:  Scrophulariaceae, Figwort family, Lejongapsväxter

Vilda blommor i Sverige, Flowers of Sweden, Hammarstrand, Ragunda, Jamtland

Life form:  Perennial rhizomatous herb
Stems:  Erect–ascending, hairy (hairs in two opposite rows).
Leaves:  Opposite, triangular with a rounded base, serrated
Flowers:   Four-lobed blue corolla; hermaphrodite
Flowering Period:  May, June
Fruits:  A hairy, flattened, heart-shaped capsule
Habitat:  Forest, thickets, pastureland, meadows, farmland

Vilda blommor i Sverige

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".
Chamaedrys is an old name for Germander.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.

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