Veronica serpyllifolia

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Veronica serpyllifolia
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica
V. serpyllifolia
Binomial name
Veronica serpyllifolia

Veronica serpyllifolia, the thyme-leaved speedwell[1] or thymeleaf speedwell,[2] is a perennial flowering plant in the plantain family. It can be found on most continents.


The leaves are oval, borne on creeping stems. Roots grow from leaf axils. The prostrate stems bear erect flowering branches up to 20 cm high. The leaves are opposite on short stalks. The flowers are in racemes with a corolla 6 mm across and pale blue in colour.[3]

The flowers are blue, or white with blue or purple stripes, in racemes on upright stems.

The seeds are tiny and disk-shaped, borne in two-lobed pods.



  1. ^ BSBI List 2007 (xls). Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Archived from the original (xls) on 2015-06-26. Retrieved 2014-10-17.
  2. ^ "Thymeleaf speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia)". UC IPM. Retrieved 2019-04-25.
  3. ^ Parnell, J. and Curtis, T. 2012. Webb's An Irish Flora. Cork University Press. ISBN 978-1-85918-478-3.

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