|Scientific Name||Veronica wormskjoldii||USDA PLANTS Symbol||VEWO2|
|Common Name||Alpine Speedwell||ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.||33426|
|Family||Plantaginaceae (Plantain, formerly Scrophulariaceae)||SEINet
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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Banner photo: Ten Mile Range and Rhodiola integrifolia (King’s Crown) in Summit County