turf speedwell, thyme-leaved speedwell
Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
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Wetland plant indicator status rating
Commonly occurs as either a hydrophyte or non-hydrophyte (non-wetlands).
Herbaceous perennial to 30cm high. Creeping, decumbent or with prostrate branches. Opposite small, shiny, entire or slightly toothed leaves (1.3cm in length). Flowers are grey-blue to blue and irregular in shape (to 0.6cm wide).
Micronesia, temperate Eurasia
veronica: Named after Saint Veronica, who gave Jesus her veil to wipe his brow as he carried the cross through Jerusalem, perhaps because the common name of this plant is ‘speedwell’. The name Veronica is often believed to derive from the Latin vera ‘truth’ and iconica ‘image’, but it is actually derived from the Macedonian name Berenice which means ‘bearer of victory’.