Veronica anagallis-aquatica

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Water Speedwell, Brook-pimpernel, Blue water speedwell • Hindi: sada, sadevi;
Scrophulariaceae of the Western Himalayas By Francis . Pennell (1943- Description & Keys- Veronica capitata, cachemirica, lanosa, macrostemon, lasiocarpa, serpyllifolia, verna, arvensis, didyma (syn. of Veronica polita Fr. as per The Plant List), persica, perpusilla (syn. of Veronica pusilla Kotschy & Boiss. as per The Plant List), uncinata (syn. of Veronica rubrifolia Boiss. as per The Plant List), biloba, campylopoda, stewartii, koelzii, cephaloides (syn. of Veronica ciliata subsp. cephaloides (Pennell) D.Y. Hong as per The Plant List), hirta, nana (syn. of Veronica ciliata subsp. cephaloides (Pennell) D.Y. Hong as per The Plant List), melissaefolia, javanica, cana, umbelliformis (syn. of Veronica szechuanica subsp. sikkimensis (Hook. f.) D.Y. Hong as per The Plnat List), beccabunga, anagallis-aquatica, secunda, salina & undulata)
As per efi thread : 
I am reproducing the key from "Scrophulariaceae of Western Himalayas by F. Pennell, 1943
Portion of the key concerning plants of wet areas
D. Pedicels strongly ascending, making the raceme less than 1 cm wide, capsule acutish or obtuse; upper leaf blades serrate, the lower and those of freely developed basal shoots petioled.
     E. Rachis, pedicels, sepals and capsules glabrous or nearly so; capsule oval in contour, strongly flattened, equalling or slightly exeeding sepals; seeds dull brown.......................................25. V. anagallis-aquatica
     EE. Rachis, pedicels, sepals and capsules glandular pubescent, capsule pyramidal-ovoid, about 1.5 times the length of sepal; seeds brighter brown...................................................................26. V. secunda
DD. Pedicels spreading, usually distally upcurved, making the raceme over 1 cm wide; capsule usually rounded or slightly retuse; occasionally even acutish; upper leaf blades remotely and often obscurely crenate-serrate, the lowest sometimes slightly petioled, basal shoots scarcely developed; rachis, pedicels and sepals glandular pilose; capsule sparsely so.
     E. Capsule 3-3.5 mm long; style 1-1.7 mm long, usually 1/2 as long as capsule or more; leaves obscurely serrate to entire................................................................27. V. salina
     EE. Capsule 2-2.5 mm long, style 0.5-1 mm long, usually less than 1/2 as long as capsule; leaves usually more serrate, often undulately so..........................................................................28. V. undulata
V. anagallis-aquatica occurs at lower altitudes, scarcely above 2000 m whereas V. salina does not grow below 800 m, ascending to 3300 m or so;     

ID herb on river banks, Nashik: I needed some help with IDing a herb probably Exacum sp found on the banks of river Godavari in Nshik City itself on 29th April 2012.
The plant was 20-25 cm tall growing on wet rocks close to the river bed. I was accompanied by some portulaca sp.
The flowers were very small hardly 0.8 mm bluish white in color.
the leaves were sessile but showed serrate margins. the basal leaves were as long as 4-5 cm linear. the stem and leaves were pubescent.
This looks like Hydrolea zeylanica locally called Popti.
Have this on my property at Shahapur. Sending a few photographs for comparison.
do the leaves of Hydrolea have a serrate margin? this plant had a serrate margin which can also be seen in the photographs. Hydrolea leaves also has a tint of purple color in its leaves which was not evident in this plant.
I am really doubtful if this is Hydrolea zeylanica. I find it closer to Exacum or Swertia or something like that...
Fair enough. Please try for some more photographs [preferably close-ups of the flowers].
I think ... pic look like Veronica.
I checked Veronica anagallis-aquatica and the plant looks the same ... thanks a lot for helping out

Veronica Sp for ID?? 07072012-PKA1:  I had seen this Veronica sp. at the outskirts of Leh (Ladakh). This was seen in a marshy land. Would like to know the ID..
Bot. name: Veronica .....
Family: Plantaginaceae
Date/Time: 20-09-2011 / 04:00PM
Habitat: Wild (Marshy land)
Plant habit: Herb

Plant for ID from Paddar valley J7K 110812-02:  
kindly Identify this plant species
Location: Paddar valley J&K
Altitude: 2000 meters asl
Date: 19th May 2012
Habit/habitat: Wild herb
Height: 30-40 cms
Perhaps Veronica anagallis-aquatica 
Vernonia sp.
Veronica anagallis-aquatica for sure.

09022012 AP-1 Small Herb for id from Ambala Cantt Haryana: habitat-near wet places
Veronica anagalis aquatica !
Yes Veronica anagalis aquatica
And this is a very nice capture from you as the flowers are too small.
ID-16072013-PR-3 : Attachments (10). 2 posts by 2 authors.
plants from gujarat
habitat wild
habit herb
dnt know family
flower white
This very common weed of wet places was recorded from panipat..
earlier in Scrophulariaceae, now this is placed in Plantaginaceae..
Veronica anagallis-aquatica L.
Yes ... Very good photographs
Veronica anagallis-aquatica growing along wet places, photographed from Kashmir and Delhi
Lovely close up of the tiny flower, a common plant of wetlands.. thanks sir..
SCROPHULARIACEAE Fortnight: Veronica anagalis-aquatica from Uttarakhand_DSR_19
: 1 image. 3 posts by 3 authors. 
Veronica anagalis-aquatica L. is a very common wild herb found along drainage channels in Pantnagar.
Now it is in the family Plantaginaceae.

Thanks ... for this nice upload, yes a very common plant of water channels in our area too..
Herb for ID SN 2 march 16
: 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Herb from Prulia dt of WB found in the moist shallow area along roadside
Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Scrophulariaceae) to me. eFI page.
: 3 posts by 3 authors.
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Sharing some pictures fro ID shot at Roshi River Nepal on 29 May 2015 at 3000 ft.
Looks like Veronica sp. of Scrophulariaceae (Now Plantaginaceae). Appear closer to V. anagallis- aquatica.
To me also appear close to images at Veronica anagallis-aquatica  
I have collected this plants from Nainital, Kaushani, Munsiyari. May I request you to kindly help me to identify this plant specimens. 
Veronica sp. Reminds me of Veronica anagallis-aquatica L. [Plantaginaceae/ ex-Scrophulariaceae].
To me also looks close to images at Veronica anagallis-aquatica 

I hope Veronica anagallis-aquatica
Plant for ID_AS_30April2017
: 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6
Following images of plant were taken in Datyar, Himachal Pradesh on 30 April 2017. This is a small village near Kalka railway station, Himachal Pradesh. It was found in abundance near stream. It has average height of approximately 3 feet.
Veronica anagallis-aquatica...

ID request - wild flower from Uttarakhand (200609SCS2) : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Joshimath, Uttarakhand, June 09. 
ID help requested. 
Looks like Swertia sp.
Not a Swertia species as suggested earlier.

I think close to images of Veronica anagallis-aquatica 
Yes, Veronica anagallis-aquatica