Veronica americana

American Speedwell

Ascending stems from creeping rhizomes, rooting at the joints. Leaves opposite, on short petioles, lance-shaped, to 2 in. long, saw-toothed to entire. Flowers violet-blue with dark lines, in long upright sprays at stem ends. Each flower to 1/3 in. across. Grows in wetlands, edges of streams, ditches, at all elevations below alpine.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: All Summer
  • Life Cycle: Perennial
  • Height: less than 2 inches
  • Habitat: Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Vernal Wet
  • Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes