Veronica chamaedrys

Common Names: Bird's-eye speedwell, germander speedwell, cat's eyes
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Plantain family

A herbaceous perennial species of flowering plant in the plantain family. It can grow to 50 cm tall, but is frequently shorter, with stems that are hairy only along 2 opposite sides. The leaves are in opposite pairs, triangular and crenate, sessile or with short petioles. The flowers are deep blue with a zygomorphic (bilaterally-symmetrical) four-lobed corolla, 8 to 12 mm wide. The capsules are wider than they are long. The blossoms of this plant wilt very quickly upon picking, which has given it the ironic name "Männertreu", or "men's faithfulness" in German.

It is a common, hardy turf weed when it invades turf and lawns. It creeps along the ground, spreading by sending down roots at the stem nodes. It is propagated both by seed and stem fragments.

Primary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Secondary Flower Color: White
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.