Veronica serpyllifolia

(Thyme-leaf Speedwell)

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Veronica serpyllifolia, Blue Lakes Trail, Ouray Co. 8855

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Veronica serpyllifolia, Peaks Trail, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 5527

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Veronica serpyllifolia, Peaks Trail, Breckenridge, Summit Co. 5532

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Veronica serpyllifolia, Blue Lakes Trail, Ouray Co. 8859

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Veronica serpyllifolia, Blue Lakes Trail, Ouray Co. 8861

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 Illinois Wildflowers.
BONAP Distribution Map

Colorado Status:
Native

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