Ivy-Leaved Speedwell is a
annual plant of the UK, typically found growing in disturbed land and waste ground, to a mature height of up to 50cm.
Ivy-Leaved Speedwell takes its name from its rounded lobed leaves. It has tiny pale lilac to pink flowers, quite unlike other Speedwells in the UK, which often have conspicuous blue flowers. The species was originally introduced to the UK before the sixteenth century.
Botanic classification and naming: Ivy-Leaved Speedwell is a member of the Plantain (Plantaginaceae) family. The genus name
'Veronica' identifies the plant as a Speedwell and its species name 'hederifolia' means 'ivy-leaved plant'.
Concerns: Can spread quickly in lawns if unchecked.