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IPM1007, Revised November 2009

Practical Weed Science for the Field Scout: Corn and Soybean

Speedwell, purslane (Veronica peregrina)

Winter annual broadleaf

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Speedwell, purslaneA winter annual weed primarily of agronomic crops found throughout the United States. Seedlings have oblong cotyledons and with opposite true leaves. Lower leaves are opposite, occur on petioles, and are linear to ovate in outline with toothed margins. Upper leaves are alternate, without petioles, smaller and much more linear in outline with entire margins. Flowers are very small and occur in the upper leaf axils of the flowering stems. Individual flowers consist of four white petals. The fruit is a triangular to heart-shaped capsule that contains many small seeds.

Speedwell, purslane
 

IPM1007, revised November 2009

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