Veronica scutellata

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaScrophulariaceaeVeronicaVeronica scutellata


This perennial herb is found in a wide range of wetland habitats, including pond and lake margins, marshes, fens and fen-meadows, wet grassland, hillside flushes, bogs and wet heath, often on acidic soils. It occurs in both open habitats and amongst tall vegetation. 0-780 m on Cross Fell (Cumberland).



World Distribution

Eurosiberian Boreo-temperate element; also in N. America and widely naturalised outside its native range.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 8

Moisture (Ellenberg): 9

Reaction (Ellenberg): 5

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 3

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.4

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 14.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 1129

Height (cm): 25

Perennation - primary


Life Form - primary




Clonality - primary

Shortly creeping and rooting at nodes

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1877

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 576

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 3

Atlas Change Index: -0.06

Weighted Changed Factor: 12

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)


JNCC Designations


Atlas text references

Atlas (228d)
Atlas Supp (51a)
Hultén E, Fries M
1986.  Atlas of north European vascular plants north of the Tropic of Cancer. 3 vols.
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.