Speedwell, Common

Veronica officinalis L.

Family Figwort (Scrophulariaceae)
Bloom Spring, summer, fall
Habitat Woods, meadows, lawns
Status Non-Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 2-4″
Flower Very small flowers 1/4″ across made up of 4-petals of pale blue or lavender. Three of the petals are rounded and the fourth is distinctly smaller. Each flower has a pair of projecting stamens. Flowers are distributed on an upturned flower stalk.
Leaf Mostly oval with a wdge-shaped base. Margins are sharply toothed.
Notes Stems root from the nodes.


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