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American Speedwell
Veronica americana
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Also known as - American Brooklime.

Latin synonyms - Veronica beccabunga

Native to Alberta. Perennial.

General Description

By Gustave J. Yaki

Native, widespread across N. America and eastern Asia. Fairly common. Stems, smooth, weak, reclining, rooting at the leaf-nodes, 2-6dm long. Leaves, opposite; short-stalked, oval to oblong, 2-7cm long; with sharp, forward-pointing distant teeth. Flowers, in loose clusters from leaf axils; numerous; slightly tubular; 4-lobed, the lowest, smallest; petals light blue, occasionally nearly white; striped with purple, 4-6dm broad; late June-August. Fruit, a tiny, round, slightly flattened capsule with a small notch at the tip, containing several flat seeds. Habitat: stream banks and marshy ground. sWeas.N50.59.609/W114.09.569.

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Recent American Speedwell Reports in Alberta


Abundance Location Reporter Date
Present Lacombe County Blake 2010/05/14
Present Butcher Creek Natural Area Blake 2009/06/16
Present Maskepetoon Blake 2008/07/09
Present Red Deer County Blake 2007/07/18
Present Maskepetoon Blake 2005/09/05

American Speedwell Hotspots in Alberta

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