Veronica wormskjoldii

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Veronica wormskjoldii
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica
Species: V. wormskjoldii
Binomial name
Veronica wormskjoldii
Roem. & Schult.

Veronica wormskjoldii is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family known by the common name American alpine speedwell. It is native to much of northern and western North America, including the western United States and northern Canada, from where it grows in moist alpine habitat, such as mountain forest understory.[1][2] It has a wide subarctic distribution from Alaska to Greenland. This is a rhizomatous perennial herb producing a decumbent to erect, mostly unbranched stem up to 25 to 40 centimeters tall and coated in long hairs. The oppositely arranged leaves are 2 to 4 centimeters long and lack petioles. The inflorescence is a hairy, glandular raceme of flowers at the tip of the stem. Each flower has hairy, lance-shaped sepals and a blue corolla up to a centimeter wide. The fruit is a capsule around half a centimeter long which contains tiny flattened seeds.[3][4][5]

Flowers have four petals, two stamens and one pistil (Alpine Lakes Wilderness).


  1. ^ Sullivan, Steven. K. (2015). "Veronica wormskjoldii". Wildflower Search. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  2. ^ "Veronica wormskjoldii". PLANTS Database. United States Department of Agriculture; Natural Resources Conservation Service. 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  3. ^ Klinkenberg, Brian (Editor) (2014). "Veronica wormskjoldii". E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia []. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  4. ^ Giblin, David (Editor) (2015). "Veronica wormskjoldii". WTU Herbarium Image Collection. Burke Museum, University of Washington. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 
  5. ^ "Veronica wormskjoldii". Jepson eFlora: Taxon page. Jepson Herbarium; University of California, Berkeley. 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-16. 

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