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Copeland's Speedwell
Veronica copelandii
About Copeland's Speedwell (Veronica copelandii) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Veronica copelandii is a rare species of flowering plant in the plantain family known by the common name Copeland's speedwell. It is endemic to California, where it is known only from the southeastern Klamath Mountains in Shasta and Trinity Counties. It occurs in mountain meadows and forest habitat in subalpine zones, usually on serpentine soils. Veronica copelandii is a rhizomatous perennial herb with hairy, glandular stems growing up to about 12 tall. The hairy oval leaves are up to 3. 5 centimeters long and have smooth edges. The inflorescence is a raceme of flowers each about a centimeter across with four deep blue or purple petals with white bases.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

0.16 - 1 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple, Blue

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 42.3" - 101.2", Summer Precipitation: 1.70" - 3.57", Coldest Month: 29.3" - 37.8", Hottest Month: 47.1" - 58.2", Humidity: 2.08" - 13.10", Elevation: 5382" - 9057"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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