Botanics refer Veronica officinalis to the family of Plantaginaceae (Scrophulariaceae), but its family is called veronica’s because there are so much Veronica’s species in the world.Morphological and anatomical characteristics of grass Veronica officinalis L. and the main morphological and anatomical structural diagnostic features of its stems, leaves, perianth are studies, what will be used in the design of quality control methodology " herb Veronica оfficinalis”.
Veronica officinalis - a perennial herb 10-30 cm long, with clambering, branched stem at the base, which forms a timber. Stems are covered with dense short hairs. Leaves narrow into short petiole, inverse-ovate, dentate- serrated, slightly rough. Multifloral, flowering clusters grow from one bosom of two opposite leaves. The flowers are pale blue with a purple tinge, rarely white. The plant has astringent taste, fresh - without odor, dried - has a pleasant smell. It flowers in June - August.
This plant is useful.
How to get rid of:
Use the gel (Roundup Gel) or ready-to-use spray (e.g Roundup Fast Action Ready-to-Use, SBM Job done General Purpose Weedkiller, Doff Glyphosate Weedkiller Ready-to-Use) on patches of speedwell. Leave the weed for three to four weeks for the weedkiller to take effect, before removing dead foliage.