[Brooklimes and Speedwells: The Genus Veronica in Mt. Adams Country]

Alpine Speedwell, American Alpine Speedwell, Hairy Speedwell

Veronica wormskjoldii var. wormskjoldii

Synonyms: Veronica alpina, Veronica alpina var. alterniflora, Veronica alpina var. cascadensis, Veronica alpina var. geminiflora, Veronica alpina var. nutans, Veronica alpina var. terrae-novae, Veronica alpina var. unalaschcensis, Veronica nutans, Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens, Veronica wormskjoldii, Veronica wormskjoldii ssp. alterniflora

Alpine Speedwell, American Alpine Speedwell, Hairy Speedwell: Veronica wormskjoldii var. wormskjoldii (Synonyms: Veronica alpina, Veronica alpina var. alterniflora, Veronica alpina var. cascadensis, Veronica alpina var. geminiflora, Veronica alpina var. nutans, Veronica alpina var. terrae-novae, Veronica alpina var. unalaschcensis, Veronica nutans, Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens, Veronica wormskjoldii, Veronica wormskjoldii ssp. alterniflora)

American alpine speedwell as seen along the Lewis River at about 6500' at the base of the Adams Glacier, Mt. Adams Wilderness...........August 20, 2013.

Flower of Alpine Speedwell, American Alpine Speedwell, Hairy Speedwell: Veronica wormskjoldii var. wormskjoldii (Synonyms: Veronica alpina, Veronica alpina var. alterniflora, Veronica alpina var. cascadensis, Veronica alpina var. geminiflora, Veronica alpina var. nutans, Veronica alpina var. terrae-novae, Veronica alpina var. unalaschcensis, Veronica nutans, Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens, Veronica wormskjoldii, Veronica wormskjoldii ssp. alterniflora)

The photo above shows a close-up view of the pale blue flowers of american alpine speedwell as seen in an upper tributary to Dairy Creek just off Rd K6900 at about 3800' on the southeastern flanks of Mt. Adams........June 12, 2005.

Close-up of the inflorescence of Alpine Speedwell, American Alpine Speedwell, Hairy Speedwell: Veronica wormskjoldii var. wormskjoldii (Synonyms: Veronica alpina, Veronica alpina var. alterniflora, Veronica alpina var. cascadensis, Veronica alpina var. geminiflora, Veronica alpina var. nutans, Veronica alpina var. terrae-novae, Veronica alpina var. unalaschcensis, Veronica nutans, Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens, Veronica wormskjoldii, Veronica wormskjoldii ssp. alterniflora) - Close-up sideview of the inflorescence and uppermost stem leaves of Alpine Speedwell, American Alpine Speedwell, Hairy Speedwell: Veronica wormskjoldii var. wormskjoldii (Synonyms: Veronica alpina, Veronica alpina var. alterniflora, Veronica alpina var. cascadensis, Veronica alpina var. geminiflora, Veronica alpina var. nutans, Veronica alpina var. terrae-novae, Veronica alpina var. unalaschcensis, Veronica nutans, Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens, Veronica wormskjoldii, Veronica wormskjoldii ssp. alterniflora)

Additional close-ups of the inflorescence and upper stem leaves of american alpine speedwell as seen in meadows along Gotchen Creek about one-half mile downhill to the south of the Round the Mountain Trail #9, Mt. Adams........August 8, 2012.

Inflorescence of Alpine Speedwell, American Alpine Speedwell, Hairy Speedwell: Veronica wormskjoldii var. wormskjoldii (Synonyms: Veronica alpina, Veronica alpina var. alterniflora, Veronica alpina var. cascadensis, Veronica alpina var. geminiflora, Veronica alpina var. nutans, Veronica alpina var. terrae-novae, Veronica alpina var. unalaschcensis, Veronica nutans, Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens, Veronica wormskjoldii, Veronica wormskjoldii ssp. alterniflora)

The photo above shows a side-view of the pale blue flowers of american alpine speedwell as seen in an upper tributary to Dairy Creek just off Rd K6900 at about 3800' on the southeastern flanks of Mt. Adams........June 12, 2005.

Alpine Speedwell, American Alpine Speedwell, Hairy Speedwell: Veronica wormskjoldii var. wormskjoldii (Synonyms: Veronica alpina, Veronica alpina var. alterniflora, Veronica alpina var. cascadensis, Veronica alpina var. geminiflora, Veronica alpina var. nutans, Veronica alpina var. terrae-novae, Veronica alpina var. unalaschcensis, Veronica nutans, Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens, Veronica wormskjoldii, Veronica wormskjoldii ssp. alterniflora)

The photo above shows the upper pairs of leaves and pale blue flowers of american alpine speedwell as seen in an upper tributary to Dairy Creek just off Rd K6900 at about 3800' on the southeastern flanks of Mt. Adams.......June 12, 2005.

Alpine Speedwell, American Alpine Speedwell, Hairy Speedwell: Veronica wormskjoldii var. wormskjoldii (Synonyms: Veronica alpina, Veronica alpina var. alterniflora, Veronica alpina var. cascadensis, Veronica alpina var. geminiflora, Veronica alpina var. nutans, Veronica alpina var. terrae-novae, Veronica alpina var. unalaschcensis, Veronica nutans, Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens, Veronica wormskjoldii, Veronica wormskjoldii ssp. alterniflora)

The photo above shows the form of american alpine speedwell as seen in an upper tributary to Dairy Creek just off Rd K6900 at about 3800' on the southeastern flanks of Mt. Adams........June 12, 2005.

Alpine Speedwell, American Alpine Speedwell, Hairy Speedwell: Veronica wormskjoldii var. wormskjoldii (Synonyms: Veronica alpina, Veronica alpina var. alterniflora, Veronica alpina var. cascadensis, Veronica alpina var. geminiflora, Veronica alpina var. nutans, Veronica alpina var. terrae-novae, Veronica alpina var. unalaschcensis, Veronica nutans, Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens, Veronica wormskjoldii, Veronica wormskjoldii ssp. alterniflora) - Alpine Speedwell, American Alpine Speedwell, Hairy Speedwell: Veronica wormskjoldii var. wormskjoldii (Synonyms: Veronica alpina, Veronica alpina var. alterniflora, Veronica alpina var. cascadensis, Veronica alpina var. geminiflora, Veronica alpina var. nutans, Veronica alpina var. terrae-novae, Veronica alpina var. unalaschcensis, Veronica nutans, Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens, Veronica wormskjoldii, Veronica wormskjoldii ssp. alterniflora) - Alpine Speedwell, American Alpine Speedwell, Hairy Speedwell: Veronica wormskjoldii var. wormskjoldii (Synonyms: Veronica alpina, Veronica alpina var. alterniflora, Veronica alpina var. cascadensis, Veronica alpina var. geminiflora, Veronica alpina var. nutans, Veronica alpina var. terrae-novae, Veronica alpina var. unalaschcensis, Veronica nutans, Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens, Veronica wormskjoldii, Veronica wormskjoldii ssp. alterniflora)

American alpine speedwell as seen in wet meadows at the base of the terminal moraine for the Adams Glacier, Mt. Adams Wilderness........August 6, 2017.

Alpine Speedwell, American Alpine Speedwell, Hairy Speedwell: Veronica wormskjoldii var. wormskjoldii (Synonyms: Veronica alpina, Veronica alpina var. alterniflora, Veronica alpina var. cascadensis, Veronica alpina var. geminiflora, Veronica alpina var. nutans, Veronica alpina var. terrae-novae, Veronica alpina var. unalaschcensis, Veronica nutans, Veronica stelleri var. glabrescens, Veronica wormskjoldii, Veronica wormskjoldii ssp. alterniflora)

The photo above shows american alpine speedwell as seen in boggy ground along the Round the Mountain Trail #9 in Bird Creek Meadows at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams.........July 19, 2007. Note that the large leaf at lower right is not from a speedwell.

Paul Slichter