Veronica arvensis -- known variously as Corn Speedwell, Common Speedwell, Speedwell, Rock Speedwell, or Wall Speedwell -- is a low-growing herb native to Europe, but also an invasive weed in North America.
Description[edit | edit source]
Low-growing, somewhat hairy plant with small dark-blue flowers. Flowers from late spring through early autumn.
Ecology[edit | edit source]
Spread by the small seeds, usually with the help of foot traffic. Common in nursery containers.
Uses[edit | edit source]
Has some medicinal uses.
Control[edit | edit source]
- Cultivation: Cultivation is most effective before the plant starts to flower.
- Mulching (for prevention): Effective
- Pulling: Pulls easiy
- Flame: Flame is effective, especially when growing in hardscapes.
- Disposal: Hot piles only if flowers or seeds are present.