Speedwell

Veronica spp.

Photo of Speedwell
Photo by Dr. John Meade, weed scientist emeritus
Rutgers NJAES Cooperative Extension

There are several species of speedwell, with some annuals and some perennials. They are a serious problem in turf, pastures, and alfafa. They all have 4-petaled flowers varying in color from pale violet to deep blue. The capsule is a distinctive heart shape.

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  1. Rutgers
  2. Executive Dean of Agriculture and Natural Resources
  3. School of Environmental and Biological Sciences