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Common Field Speedwell

Veronica persica

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Veronicaceae (Speedwell)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
(in flower all year round)
Flowers:
4 sky blue petals with darker veins, white lower petal.
Fruit:
A flat and widely notched capsule with glandular hairs and two widely diverging lobes.
Leaves:
Mat-forming. Pale green, oval, short-stalked, large toothed leaves. The lower leaves are in opposite pairs but the upper leaves are arranged alternately along the stems.
Maximum Size:
60cm tall.
Other Names:
Bird's-eye, Bird's-eye Speedwell, Buxbaum's Speedwell, Creeping Speedwell, Large Field Speedwell, Persian Speedwell, Scrambling Speedwell, Winter Speedwell.
Habitats:
Farmland, gardens, meadows, roadsides, walls, wasteland.