What flower is that?

Birds Eye Speedwell  Birds Eye Speedwell

Photo credits: © Francis R. Underwood 2017

Our plant this month is a perennial with rhizomes and a creeping base.
The stems are hairy and the leaves are opposite, toothed and short stalked.  The blue flowers are 4 lobed and irregular.  They grow on short pedicels in racemes of 10-15 flowers.  This plant grows 10-15” tall and can sometimes be found in fields, meadows and other man-made habitats.

It’s…

Botanical Name:
  Veronica chamaedrys
Common Name:
  Birds Eye Speedwell
Family:
  Plantaginaceae  (Plantain Family)
Habitat:
  In fields, meadows and other man-made habitats

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