Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

Veronica anagallis-aquatica Linnaeus
(Water Speedwell, Blue Speedwell)

Family: Plantaginaceae, formerly Scrophulariaceae

Status: Exotic

Synonyms:
None

Veronica anagallis-aquatica is found in water or directly next to it, mostly at lower to middle elevation. It has small blue or purple flowers and connate light green leaves. The flowers are tightly packed onto terminal or axillary racemes.
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Veronica anagallis-aquatica, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Gold Gulch Spring, Apr. 30, 2007



Veronica anagallis-aquatica, flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Richard Felger, Kelly Kindscher, & Bill Norris, Burro Mtns., Gila Bird Area, Oct. 12, 2008



Veronica anagallis-aquatica, flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Arrastre Gulch, April 10, 2009



Veronica anagallis-aquatica, closeup of flower, photo Russ Kleinman, Burro Mtns., Newby Road, April 23, 2010


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