Speedwell (3)

See also Alpine Speedwell

Veronica anagallis-aquatica

Water Speedwell
Veronica anagallis-aquatica

Family: Plantain (Plantaginaceae)
AKA: Blue Speedwell, Brook Pimpernel
Photo taken on: October 24, 2007
Location: Roaring Judy Fish Hatchery, CO
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Water, moist and wet areas

Leaves have small teeth, clasp the stem and are longer than the Speedwells below. Tiny flowers are ¼" across and grow in clusters from leaf axils. Flowers are blue, lavender or violet with purple lines at the base of the petal and two long stamens.

Veronica anagallis-aquatica

Veronica serpyllifolia

Thyme-leaf Speedwell
Veronica serpyllifolia

Family: Plantain (Plantaginaceae)
AKA:
Photo taken on: July 1, 2004
Location: Rustler Gulch, GV, CO
Life Zones: Montane to subalpine
Habitat: Wet soil

Grows to 10" with small oval leaves. May grow erect or trailing. Flowers are in a cluster at the top of the stem unlike the two other Speedwells on this page.

Veronica americanus

American Speedwell
Veronica americanus

Family: Plantain (Plantaginaceae)
AKA: American Brooklime
Photo taken on: June 26, 2006
Location: Almont Triangle, GV, C
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Wet soil, shallow water

Grows erect or trailing to 2ft long. Clusters of flowers branch from leaf axils. Leaves are lance-shaped and smooth and have stalks. The stalked leaves differentiate it from Water Speedwell whose leaves clasp the stem, otherwise the plants are very similar.

Blue/Purple Long Clusters