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Germander Speedwell (P) — Veronica chamaedrys — Family: Scrophulariaceae — Figwort

© Copyright 2004-2014, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2014, Ronald Calhoun.
© Copyright 2004-2014, Ronald Calhoun.
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Germander speedwell is one of several speedwell species that inhabit Michigan. Speedwell is often used as an ornamental ground cover and is commonly available at retail greenhouses. Germander speedwell is a perennial that has simple,opposite narrow leaves near the base that are slightly elongated.

Often considered difficult-to-control, speedwell has a fibrous root system and spreads rapidly in patches. Blue, violet or white flowers are products in the spring. Mature fruit is heart-shaped.