Veronica catenata

Family (Traditional)Scrophulariaceae
Species:Veronica catenata Pennell
Common NameChain speedwell
Growth Habitforb
Plant Notes**
CharacteristicsArmaments: No; Milky Sap: No; Photosynthetic: Yes; Stipules: No; Woody Herbaceous: Herbaceous; Duration: Biennial; Duration: Perennial; General Ecology: Terrestrial; Growth Habit: forb; Moisture Requirements: Mesic-Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Hydric; Moisture Requirements: Wetland; Region of Origin: North America; Reproductive Phenology: April; Reproductive Phenology: May; Reproductive Phenology: June; Reproductive Phenology: July; Reproductive Phenology: August; Reproductive Phenology: September; Reproductive Phenology: October; Leaf Arrangement: opposite; Leaf Complexity: simple; Leaf Dissection: 0; Leaf Fragrance: No; Leaf Persistance: Deciduous; Leaf Type: broadleaf; Leaflet Number: 0; Base Flower Color: Blue; Base Flower Color: Pink; Base Flower Color: White; Fruit Dehiscence: Yes; Fruit Type: Capsule; Fruit Wet/Dry: Dry; Ovary Position: Superior; Overall Flower Symmetry: Actinomorphic; Overall Flower Symmetry: Zygomorphic; Placentation Type: Axillary; Sexuality: monoclinous; Sporangium Arrangement: N/A; Stamen Number: 1
C value 7
StatusNative; TN[S1] KY[S3?] (State Rank); G5 (Global Rank)
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Species Distribution Map

This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Veronica catenata var. glandulosa Veronica catenata var. glandulosa (Farw.) Pennell

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Franklin (KY), Campbell (TN), Hickman (TN), Rutherford (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, EKY, TENN, UCHT

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1980 - 2011

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
APSC0055189 Hickman Tennessee
Veronica catenata
TENN-V-0196455 Campbell Tennessee Aaron Floden & E. E. Schilling
Veronica catenata
TENN-V-0196460 Rutherford Tennessee
Veronica catenata
TENN-V-0196459 Rutherford Tennessee
Veronica catenata
TENN-V-0196458 Rutherford Tennessee
Veronica catenata
TENN-V-0196457 Hickman Tennessee
Veronica catenata
UCHT007725 Campbell Tennessee Aaron Floden and E. E. Schilling
Veronica catenata
TENN-V-0196456 Campbell Tennessee
Veronica catenata
APSC0001880 Campbell Tennessee 16 Jul 2011 Aaron Floden
Veronica catenata
N/A Franklin Kentucky 30 Jul 1980 Hal Bryan
Veronica catenata
N/A Franklin Kentucky 26 May 1995 D. L. White
Veronica catenata
TENN-V-0210283 Rutherford Tennessee A. Gattinger
Veronica catenata
UCHT039160 Hickman Tennessee
Veronica catenata
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