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Neckweed (Veronica peregrina)


Veronica Peregrina, or more commonly know as Neckweed, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Veronica. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Veronica Peregrina or Neckweed's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, specifically in the states of Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Veronica
  • Family: Scrophulariaceae
  • Order: Scrophulariales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (N) AK (I) HI (I) PR (N) CAN (N)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: WSWS
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU- OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU-) 2(FAC+) 3(FACW+) 4(FACW) 5(OBL) 6(OBL) 7(OBL) 8(FACW+) 9(OBL) 0(OBL) A(FACW) C(OBL)

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