Veronica officinalis

Common Name: 
common speedwell, gipsyweed
Scientific Name: 
Veronica officinalis L.
Family Name: 
Scrophulariaceae - Figwort Family
Identification Notes
Life Cycle
introduced perennial, reproducing by seed and rooting stems
prostrate, hairy, rooting at nodes, mat forming; flowering stems upright
Growth Habit of Common Speedwell
opposite, oval, toothed, hairy, short petioled, all nearly same size
Leaves of Common Speedwell
4-petaled, pale blue to lavender with dark lines; petals - lateral (2) and apical larger than lower; dense clusters, long unbranched stalk, axillary
Flowers of Common Speedwell
Seed Pods
heart-shaped, hairy, notched top, short style