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Germander Speedwell - Veronica chamaedrys
Other Names:  Bird's-eye Speedwell, Cat's Eyes

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 1

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems often branched, basally prostrate, rooting at the nodes, terminally ascending 10–30 cm. Herbage sparsely pubescent. Leaves opposite, 1–3 cm long, sessile or short-petiolate, ovate, deeply serrate. Inflorescence of puberulent axillary racemes; pedicels 5–7 mm long. Flowers: calyx 3–4 mm long; corolla blue, 9–12 mm across; style 3–5 mm long. Capsules not maturing in our material (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Range Comments
Missoula County. Introduced to eastern and northwest North America; native to Europe (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Also in Lewis and Clark County in disturbed sites (N. Snow, pers. comm. 2012).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 13

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Germander Speedwell — Veronica chamaedrys.  Montana Field Guide.  .  Retrieved on , from