Veronica chamaedrys
Germander speedwell
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

Distribution: Introduced chiefly west of the Cascades; more common in eastern United States

Habitat: Disturbed ground, lawns and gardens

Flowers: May - June

Origin: Introduced from Europe

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Herbaceous perennial from slender rhizomes, the stem ascending or nearly erect, 1-3 dm. tall, with spreading hairs.


Leaves opposite, ovate, sessile, 1.5 cm. long and 0.8-2 cm. wide, coarsely serrate with rounded teeth.


Inflorescence of loose racemes on long peduncles arising in the leaf axils; calyx of 4 sepals; corolla blue, 9-12 mm. wide, 4-lobed, the upper lobe the largest; pedicels 5-9 mm. long; style 3-5 mm. long; stamens 2.


Capsule 3-3.5 mm. high, broadly triangular-obcordate.

Accepted Name:
Veronica chamaedrys L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 13. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Veronica chamaedrys in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Veronica chamaedrys checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Veronica chamaedrys atlas page.

CalPhotos: Veronica chamaedrys photos.

USDA Plants: Veronica chamaedrys information.

6 photographs:
Group by