Veronica wormskjoldii

(Alpine Speedwell)


Veronica wormskjoldii, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 3270


Veronica wormskjoldii, Yankee Boy Basin, Ouray Co. 3396


Veronica wormskjoldii, Mayflower Gulch, Summit Co. 2484

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, American Southwest and "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams.
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