Veronica anagallis-aquatica

Blue Water Speedwell at Namadgi National Park

Veronica anagallis-aquatica at Namadgi National Park - 9 Mar 2024
Veronica anagallis-aquatica at Namadgi National Park - 9 Mar 2024
Veronica anagallis-aquatica at Namadgi National Park - 9 Mar 2024
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Veronica anagallis-aquatica 13 Mar 2024 Tapirlord
Veronica anagallis-aquatica 11 Mar 2024 Tapirlord
Ludwigia peploides subsp. montevidensis 11 Mar 2024 Tapirlord
Unidentified 11 Mar 2024 WalkYonder

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9 comments

Tapirlord wrote:
   11 Mar 2024
See what Jane says
JaneR wrote:
   11 Mar 2024
Am a bit puzzled: I thought initially it was Gratiola peruviana (leaf shape, habitat) but the venation pattern doesn't seem right for Gratiola, and is closer to Veronica anagallis-aquatica.
JaneR wrote:
   11 Mar 2024
probably not Ludwigia peploides: it has alternate leaves, not opposite (plus elevation is rather too high, and too cold)
Tapirlord wrote:
   11 Mar 2024
Yeah sweet, Veronica is good suggestion. It is super common in Namadgi
WalkYonder wrote:
   11 Mar 2024
Veronica leaves look different, these were very soft, thin leaves.
JaneR wrote:
   11 Mar 2024
I agree it doesn't look like a Veronica anagallis-aquatica leaf, except for the venation pattern.

Was this sighting after a rain or storm ? I am wondering if it is a terrestrial that has got a bit flooded.
WalkYonder wrote:
   11 Mar 2024
No it was growing in the main part of the Rendezvous creek in an eddy near where we were swimming, so I would consider it definitely aquatic :)
Tapirlord wrote:
   12 Mar 2024
Veronica anagallis-aquatica looks quite different when young, these plants won't be supporting flowering until next season.

See Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Blue Water Speedwell)
WalkYonder wrote:
   12 Mar 2024
Ok thanks

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  • 9 Mar 2024 04:33 PM Recorded on
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