Veronica officinalis

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeVeronicaVeronica officinalis

Ecology

This perennial herb is found in open woods and woodland rides, on banks, in grassland and on heathland. It grows on well-drained, often moderately acidic or leached soils, and in some grasslands is confined to raised ground or anthills. 0-880 m (Cadair Idris, Merioneth).

Status

Native

World Distribution

European Boreo-temperate element; widely naturalised outside its native range.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 6

Moisture (Ellenberg): 5

Reaction (Ellenberg): 4

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 4

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.4

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1125

Height (cm): 23

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Chamaephyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Shortly creeping and rooting at nodes

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 2507

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 754

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 8

Atlas Change Index: -0.84

Weighted Changed Factor: -1

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

19

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000004102