Slender Speedwell (Veronica filiformis)Slender Speedwell (Veronica filiformis)
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Slender Speedwell (Veronica filiformis) - 03

Slender Speedwell (Veronica filiformis) - 03
(Slender Speedwell (Veronica filiformis) - 03) In this approximately 30 times enlargement, we focused on the knob-like stigma (lower-left) and the two anthers, the upper left one being the better one to view.  The name "speedwell" was derived from a legend concerning its healing powers.  The legend relates a story about Jesus Christ's journey to Calvary, and how a young maiden (later canonized as St. Veronica) wiped His face with the flowers.  As a result, healing properties were transferred to the flower.  This is also how the scientific name was derived.
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