Is this a member of the bittercress family?

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  1. Charlotte E

    Charlotte E Active Member

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    I have not been able to identify this plant growing on disturbed soil on Pender Island on the BC coast. It seems to like some shade. The small white flowers have 4 petals . One small, 2 medium and the slightly larger one has a few purple lines. I know it is not hairy bittercress as it dies not grow in a rossette. It grows low to the ground and spreads along.
     

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    Silver surfer Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    It is a Veronica sp.
     
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    Thanks for answering. It sounds like it is weedy and needs controlling or will take over.
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    I've never really noticed it take over an area, but I suppose some controlling couldn't hurt.
     
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    Thanks. Good to know that it is not going to take over. I have been fighting several invasive plants and want something low growing that will co-exist.
     
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    Eric La Fountaine Contributor Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Thanks for replying. Yes, a hood choice and not invasive
     

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