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Aug 11, 2017 11:30 AM CST
|I kept finding these small plants around our yard and decided to press one for my herbarium collection. Only problem is, I don't know what it is or even what to search to try and ID it. It was found in full sun with damp potting soil and dirt. It measures only about 5 inches or so. And was collected in the spring of 2017 here in the Chicago area of Illinois. Any help is appreciated.
Aug 11, 2017 6:11 PM CST
|Hard to tell from a dried specimen, but it still helps quite a bit.
Could it be Veronica serpyllifolia? It's a demure wild plant, and is usually found as a weed in gardens here in Minnesota, grows about 3-6 inches long. It seems to prefer damp areas, sun or part shade.
All veronica species have four petals and two stamens.
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