Veronica prostrata

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Veronica prostrata
Veronica prostrata subsp. scheereri (habitus).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica
Species: V. prostrata
Binomial name
Veronica prostrata
L. (1762)

Veronica prostrata, the prostrate speedwell,[1] is a species of flowering plant in the family Plantaginaceae, native to Europe. Growing to 10–15 cm (4–6 in) tall, it is a temperate evergreen or semievergreen prostrate perennial plant. As it forms a mat of foliage, it is suitable for groundcover or in the alpine garden. Blue flowers are borne in summer, in terminal racemes above paired leaves.[2]

This plant[3] and its cultivar 'Spode blue'[4] have both gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.