Thyme-Leaved Speedwell is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in woodland margins, grassland and waste ground, to a mature height of up to 20cm.
Thyme-Leaved Speedwell takes its name from its small oval leaves, arranged in clusters in a similar way to Thyme leaves. Its flower petals are white, with prominent blue or purple veins radiating from the centre.
Botanic classification and naming: Thyme-Leaved Speedwell is a member of the Plantain (Plantaginaceae) family. The genus name
'Veronica' identifies the plant as a Speedwell and its species name 'serpyllifolia' means 'Thyme-leaved plant'.
Concerns: Can spread quickly in lawns if unchecked.