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Creeping Speedwell (P) — Veronica filiformis — Family: Scrophulariaceae — Figwort

© Copyright 2004-2014, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2014, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2014, Ronald Calhoun.
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Creeping speedwell is a low growing perennial that prefers shade, moist soils, good fertility and a low mowing height. Creeping speedwell is also sold as an ornamental ground cover and is available and many greenhouses. Many times the speedwell will escape from the landscape beds into the lawn.

Creeping speedwell spreads by stolons much like ground ivy and displays its blue-violet flowers in the spring.

There five-to-seven species of speedwell in Michigan that are easily confused. See the look-a-likes tab for more information on the other speedwell species commonly found in Michigan.