Scrophulariaceae
Veronica peregrina

Purslane Speedwell

Erect stem hairless or with hairs and glands. Leaves slightly succulent, linear to spoon-shaped, 3 times longer than wide, entire or finely toothed. Flower spike at stem top, single; small white flowers on very short stalk in axil of small bracts. Grows in moist places. Subsp. xalapensis stems are covered with small, glistening, stemmed glands.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 2--12 inches
  • Habitat: Moist Soils, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, East Gorge, West Gorge, Steens, Wallowas, Mt. Rainier NP, N Cascades NP, Olympic NP
  • Native: Yes