Veronica scutellata L.
Common Name: MARSH SPEEDWELL
Coefficient of Conservatism: 6
Coefficient of Wetness: -5
Wetness Index: OBL
Physiognomy: Nt P-Forb

Marshes, hardwood swamps and wet thickets (e.g., alders and willows); meadows, wet depressions, swales, and ditches; borders of streams, rivers, and ponds.

The narrow remotely denticulate leaves (barely more than a gland for a “tooth”) are similar in shape to those of Salix exigua. Occasionally the stems and leaves bear fine spreading pubescence [f. villosa (Schumach.) Pennell] but the leaf shape will readily distinguish this species from others. A zigzag axis of the raceme, with its long filiform pedicels soon reflexing, and the general sprawling delicate habit are characteristic of the species.

Locations

Alger County
Alpena County
Baraga County
Berrien County
Charlevoix County
    Only on Beaver Island
Cheboygan County
Clare County
Clinton County
Crawford County
Delta County
Emmet County
Gogebic County
Gratiot County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Ionia County
Iosco County
Iron County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kalkaska County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
Lake County
Lenawee County
Livingston County
Luce County
Mackinac County
    Including Bois Blanc, Mackinac, Round Islands
Macomb County
Marquette County
Mason County
Mecosta County
Midland County
Missaukee County
Monroe County
Muskegon County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Ogemaw County
Ontonagon County
Presque Isle County
Roscommon County
Saginaw County
Sanilac County
Schoolcraft County
St. Clair County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1984.