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: Montane, subalpine. Wet areas along streams, seeps, bogs.
Plant: Delicate, erect perennial 3 to 12 inches tall (usually much shorter), with several unbranched slightly hairy stems; obscure.
Leaves: Opposite, oblong to oval-shaped stem leaves, 1/4 to 3/4-inches long.
Inflorescence: Long racemes of several small blue/white flowers about 1/4-inch across, each with 4 petals and two stamens.
References: Descr. adapted from www.illinoiswildflowers.info.
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: Subalpine and alpine. Moist locations in tundra and meadows among grasses.
Plant: Erect perennial 4 to 8 inches tall with hairy stems.
Leaves: Ovate to lanceolate stem leaves, 1 to 2 inches long, somewhat hairy and may have toothed edges.
Inflorescence: Many small blue flowers in terminal (atop stems) clusters, each with 4 petals and surrounded by 4 hairy sepals.
References: Descr. adapted from www.americansouthwest.net. and "A Guide to Rocky Mountain Plants" by Nelson and Williams.
Colorado Status
Native

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