Scrophulariaceae
Veronica cusickii

Cusick's Speedwell

Ascending unbranched stems form loose clump. Plant finely hairy or hairless. Dark green leaves oval, to 1 in. long, sessile, entire. Inflorescence is a loose cluster atop stem. Flowers up to 1/2 in. wide, deep blue, with styles and stamens noticeably longer. Grows in forest openings, moist meadows, at high elevations.

  • Rarity: Locally Common
  • Flowering Time: Mid Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: 2-8 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Subalpine, Alpine
  • Found In: Olympic NP, N Cascades NP, Mt. Rainier NP, Wallowas
  • Native: Yes