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Veronica cusickii
Cusick's speedwell

Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Idaho and Montana.

Habitat: Open, moist, rocky slopes from subalpine to alpine.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Native

Growth Duration: Perennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Perennial from shallow rhizomes, the stem simple, erect or curved at the base, 0.6-2 dm. tall, thinly puberulent.


Leaves opposite, elliptic to ovate or obovate, 1-2.5 mm. long and 5-14 mm. wide, glabrous, entire.


Inflorescence a terminal, bracteate raceme, the flowers pedicellate, at least the upper bracts alternate; sepals 4, unequal; corolla deep blue-violet, rotate, 8-13 mm. wide, 4-lobed, the upper lobe the largest; style exerted, 6-10 mm. long; stamens 2, filaments 4-8 mm. long.


Capsule glandular-pubescent, somewhat notched, 4-6 mm. high, higher than wide.

Accepted Name:
Veronica cusickii A. Gray
Publication: Syn. Fl. N. Amer. 2(1): 288. 1878. 1878.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Veronica cusickii in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Veronica cusickii checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Veronica cusickii information.

E-Flora BC: Veronica cusickii atlas page.

CalPhotos: Veronica cusickii photos.

USDA Plants: Veronica cusickii information.

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