|Veronica hederifolia growing at the foot of an oak tree in the Liffey Domain, Lincoln.|
|Veronica hederifolia growth form.|
Although V. hederifolia looks a bit like V. persica in the way it grows, there are a lot of clear differences. The leaf shape for one, but also the flowers are smaller, and the anthers are held right against the stigma so it self-pollinates, in spite of producing lots of nectar. The fruits of V. hederifolia are hairless, circular, and barely notched, whereas fruits of V. persica are hairy along the edges of two widely diverging lobes.
|Veronica hederifolia flower.|
|Veronica hederifolia, calyx.|