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Water Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica)
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Water Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica)

General: Water Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica) is a perennial forb of wet areas with upright stems and clasping, alternate leaves. Inflorescences arise from leaf axils, and the flowers are asymmetrical, with three of the four petals wider than the fourth. The flowers are off-white (pale blue) with purple lines.

Water Speedwell is an uncommon component of vegetation communities in wet areas on bajadas into the lower mountains in the Upper Sonoran (Mojave Desert Scrub and Pinyon-Juniper Woodland) life zone.

Around Las Vegas, look for Water Speedwell along creeks in the Cold Creek area.

Family: Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)

Water Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica) Water Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica)
Water Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica) Water Speedwell (Veronica anagallis-aquatica)
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Note: All distances, elevations, and other facts are approximate. Names generally follow the USDA database.
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