Latin name: Veronica persica Poiret
  Pronunciation: ver-ON-i-ka PER-si-ka

  Common name: Persian speedwell
  Family: Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
  Habitat: Occasional weed in lawns, fields, waste
  places to 3000', native to Asia Minor

  Blooming period: February to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Veronica  2) persica
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