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Creeping Speedwell


Scientific Name     

Veronica filiformis  J.E. Smith 

Family Name

Scrophulariaceae  (Figwort family)

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Characteristics: 

Habitat: 

fields, lawns, roadsides

Plant Height: 

ascending stems up to 4 dm, branched

Flower Color: 

pale blue with white centers

Flower: 

complete; perfect; corolla 3-5 mm wide; 4 sepals; 4 petals; 2 stamens; stigma 1; long pedicle

Inflorescence: 

single; axillary

Fruit: 

tipped with persistent style

Leaves: 

under 1 cm; lowest opposite becoming alternate bracts; slightly toothed; short petiolate

Bloom Time: 

April-May

Origins: 

non-native

Other: 

this native of Eurasia is very similar to V. persica Poir. (Birdseye Speedwell); identification based upon key in Gleason and Cronquist, 1991.