Veronica longifolia* / Snapdragon Family
Height: up to 3 feet
July 22, 2005
Franklin Co., MA
This is another lovely non-native that grows along the roadsides of western Massachusetts. One reason there are so many European imports in New England is because they were brought over on purpose for food or medicine by the early settlers or they were mixed in with fodder for their animals. Many non-native plants become well-established in a new area because they have no natural enemies to consume them.