Veronica officinalis Linnaeus 1753 (Family Plantaginaceae)


Plant

Leaves

Flower

Fruit

Height: 15-40cm
Arbuscular Mycorrhizal
Perennial, Persistent Seed Bank
Hermaphrodite, Flowering June - August (Earliest: 16.5)

Protective Chemicals
Iridoids Amphicoside, Aucubin, Catapol, Catalposide, Geniposidic Acid, Ladroside, Minecoside,
Mussaenoside, Speedoside, Troylcataposide, Verminoside, Veronicoside, Verproside
Flavonoids Cynaroside, Luteolin
Other Phenolics Tartaric Acid, Tannins
Acids Acetic, Citric, Lactic, Malic

Biotopes:
Heath and Moorland

Spruce Forest Edge
Flower Visitors:
Rhamphomyia micropyga
Herbivores:
Melitaea athalia Larva

Gymnetron rostellum
Possible Herbivores:
Several Tortricidae

Idaea humiliata Larva

Tenthredo mesomela Larva

Galeruca tanaceti
Sapivores:
Eupteryx atropunctata

Ecological Flora of the British Isles
Skye Flora: Heath Speedwell


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