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Aspen Creek Tr - SS

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Veronica anagallis-aquatica - water speedwell

Plant Form: Forb

Family: Scrophulariaceae

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Aspen Creek Tr
Aspen Creek Tr
Plant - summer
Aspen Creek Tr
Plant - summer
Aspen Creek Tr
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Perennial
General Desc: Found in moist areas or in water. Long stems to 3 feet long with flower clusters of light blue to lavender (light purple).
Height: 8 inches to 3 feet


Habitat Description: It occurs in many types of moist and wet habitat, and is semi-aquatic, often growing in shallow water.
Plant Communities: Riparian
Elevation: 1500 - 7000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Light blue, light purple, bluish-purple     Shape: Irregular in elongated clusters     Tubular: N     Flowering Period: Mar - Sep
Description: Flower cluster is 2 to 5 inches long, 30 to 60 flowers in leaf axil. The flower corolla is up to 1/2 inch wide with four lobes, the upper lobe being widest. It is blue, lavender (light purple), or violet (bluish-purple) with purple lines near the base o

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Round or Oval     Leaf Margin: Toothed     Leaf Attachment: Opposite     Leaves Clasp: N
Hairs: No     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Stems are 8 inches to 3 feet long; blades are 1 to 3 inches long, 1/4 to 1-1/2 inchs wide, mostly finely serrated.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

Fruit Color: Brown   
Fruit Type: Capsule
Seed Notes: Capsules, 2-lobed, slightly longer than wide; seeds tiny, numerous.

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