Coefficient of Conservatism:
Coefficient of Wetness:
CREEPING SPEEDWELL, SLENDER SPEEDWELL
R. W. Smith
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.