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Marsh-speedwell - Veronica scutellata

Native Species

Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S4

Agency Status
MNPS Threat Rank:
C-value: 6

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems often branched, basally prostrate, rooting at the nodes, terminally ascending 5–40 cm. Herbage glabrous. Leaves 2–5 cm long, sessile, linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, entire to obscurely serrate. Inflorescence of glabrous, axillary racemes; pedicels 5–12 mm long. Flowers: calyx 1–2 mm long; corolla blue, 3–5 mm across; style 1–2 mm long. Capsule reniform, flattened, 3–5 mm wide, deeply notched, glabrous (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range

Range Comments
Circumboreal south to CA, CO, ND and VA (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 20

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The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans and Bombus pensylvanicus (Colla and Dumesh 2010).

  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Colla, S.R. and S. Dumesh. 2010. The bumble bees of southern Ontario: notes on natural history and distribution. Journal of the Entomological Society of Ontario 141: 39-68.
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    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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