Veronica filiformis Sm.
Common Name: CREEPING SPEEDWELL, SLENDER SPEEDWELL
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A showy native of the Caucasus, rather aggressively escaping from cultivation to lawns and unmowed grass. First collected in Michigan in 1978 in Kalamazoo and Washtenaw Cos., but doubtless established somewhat earlier.

The attractive blue flowers are 6.5–12.5 mm wide and on their elongate pedicels stand out above the creeping stems with their small leaves (blades less than 1 cm long). Fruit has never been seen in Michigan, and is rarely, if ever, to be found in North America, so spread is presumably entirely vegetative.

Locations

Chippewa County
Gogebic County
Jackson County
Kalamazoo County
Kent County
Lenawee County
Oakland County
Ottawa County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. August 13, 2020. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1978.