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IPM1007, Revised November 2009

Practical Weed Science for the Field Scout: Corn and Soybean

Speedwell, corn (Veronica arvensis)

Winter annual broadleaf

Speedwell, cornSpeedwell, corn

Speedwell, cornA winter annual with a prostrate growth habit initially, then developing flowering stems that are upright. Seedlings have triangular or spatula-shaped cotyledons that are covered with hairs. Leaves on the lower portion of the plant are opposite, occur on petioles, are hairy, and have rounded teeth along the leaf margins. Leaves on the upper flowering portions of the plants are much different and are arranged alternately, without petioles and narrow in outline. Flowers occur in the upper portions of the flowers stems. Individual flowers are no more than 4 mm in diameter and are light blue to white in color.

 

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