Veronica species

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Scientific Name Veronica serpyllifolia USDA PLANTS Symbol VESE
Common Name Thyme-leaf Speedwell ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 33423
Family Plantaginaceae (Plantain, formerly Scrophulariaceae) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Foothills to subalpine (6000 to 11500 ft.); wet areas along streams, seeps, bogs.
Plant: Obscure, delicate, erect perennial 3 to 12 inches tall (usually much shorter), with several unbranched slightly hairy stems.
Leaves: Opposite, ovate to elliptic stem leaves, 1/4 to 3/4-inches long; short-petiolate to sub-sessile.
Inflorescence: Long, glandular-hairy racemes of several small blue/white flowers about 1/4-inch across, each with 4 petals and two stamens.
Bloom Period: June to August.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield and www.illinoiswildflowers.info.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native
Scientific Name Veronica wormskjoldii USDA PLANTS Symbol VEWO2
Common Name Alpine Speedwell ITIS Taxonomic Serial No. 33426
Family Plantaginaceae (Plantain, formerly Scrophulariaceae) SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Montane and alpine (8000 to 13500 ft.); moist locations along streams, in meadows among grasses and tundra.
Plant: Erect perennial 4 to 12 inches tall with hairy stems.
Leaves: Lanceolate to elliptic stem leaves, up to 1-3/4 inches long, somewhat hairy and may have toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Many small blue flowers clustered in terminal racemes, each with 4 petals and surrounded by 4 hairy sepals.
References: "Flora of Colorado" by Jennifer Ackerfield, www.americansouthwest.net. and "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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