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Brightblue Speedwell - Veronica serpyllifolia ssp. humifusa

Native Species

Global Rank: G5T5?
State Rank: S4

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General Description
Rhizomatous perennial. Stems simple, basally prostrate, terminally ascending 5–25 cm. Herbage puberulent on the stems. Leaves opposite, 5–15 mm long, short-petiolate below, sessile above, ovate, entire to obscurely crenate. Inflorescence a puberulent to glandular-pubescent, terminal raceme; pedicels 3–5 mm long. Flowers: calyx 2–4 mm long; corolla white to blue, 4–7 mm across; style 2–4 mm long. Capsule reniform, notched, 3–4 mm long, glandular-pubescent (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

MT also has variety serphyllifolia, which is non-native.

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

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 3

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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.
  • Additional ReferencesLegend:   View Online Publication
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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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