Veronica cymbalaria, Cymbalaria speedwell, Pale Speedwell,
|| ||Veronica cymbalaria Bodard|
|| ||Cymbalaria speedwell, Pale Speedwell|
|| ||ורוניקה לבנה|
|| ||Scrophulariaceae, Figwort Family, לועניתיים|
|| ||8-15 cm; stem hairy, very branched|
|| ||Flower solitary on axillary peduncles longer than the leaf; corolla 6-10 mm; with 4 White petals, fused in tube at the base; calyx 3-4 mm, partly fused, very hairy, blunt, ciliate sepals; |
|Fruits / pods:
|| ||Capsule ciliate, fruiting pedicel very long, 2-4 seeded|
|| ||January, February, March, April|
|| ||Mediterranean maquis and forest, Batha, Phrygana, Disturbed habitats|
|| || The Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Semi-steppe shrublands|
Derivation of the botanical name:
Veronica, named for the woman who took her veil, or a linen cloth, and wiped the sweat from the face of Jesus as he was bearing his cross to Calvary, and so named because the markings on some species supposedly resemble those on her sacred handkerchief.
cymbalaria; cymbalum, κυμβαλον, cymbal; cymbal like, referring to the rounded leaf shapes.
Veronica cymbalaria is easily distinguishable from Veronica panormitana, whose flowers are smaller and its capsules are without hair.
- The standard author abbreviation Bodard is used to indicate Marcel J. Bodard 1927 - 1988, a plant collector in Tropical Africa: Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal.