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Veronica schizantha
fringe-petal kittentails, fringed kittentails
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Distribution: Occurring in the Olympics and Cascades mountains foothills of western Washington; Washington to Oregon.

Habitat: Moist ground at mid-elevations in the mountains.

Flowers: May-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)

Description:
General:

Herbaceous perennial from a short, stout rhizome, the scape 1-3 dm. tall, villous-puberulent, as are the petioles.

Leaves:

Leaves all basal, long-petiolate, the blades reniform-cordate to cordate-rotund, 4-12 cm. wide and long, palmately veined, with shallow lobes, the sinuses 5-15 mm. deep, the lobes again few-toothed.

Flowers:

Inflorescence a terminal raceme; calyx of 4 sepals; corolla blue, 4-6 mm. long, the lobes spreading, much longer than the tube, deeply and irregularly laciniate; stamens 2; stigma capitate.

Fruits:

Capsule 3 mm. high and 6 mm. wide, notched.

Accepted Name:
Veronica schizantha (Piper) M.M.Mart.Ort. & Albach
Publication: Taxon 53(2): 443. 2004.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Synthyris schizantha Piper [HC, HC2]
Additional Resources:

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

WA Flora Checklist: Veronica schizantha checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Veronica schizantha atlas page.

CalPhotos: Veronica schizantha photos.

USDA Plants: Veronica schizantha information.

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