Veronica hederifolia

Ivy-Leaved Speedwell

Origin Of Species
Physical Description
Ivy-leaved speedwell is an annual prostrate herb with reduced leaves that are broad and lobed.  Small blue flowers appear in the leaf axils between April and September.  Small circular fruits appear between March and May.
Habitat And Distribution
Ivy-leaved speedwell is prevalent in lawns and fields, predominately in West Virginia, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Tennessee.
Location On Campus
Ivy-leaved speedwell is to be expected in any weedy grassy area on campus.
Negative Impacts
Ivy-leaved speedwell is an extremely fast growing herb that dominates ground cover to the detriment of native species.
VDCR Invasiveness Ranking
Not evaluated

Additional Images: Stem with leaves

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