Slender Speedwell - Veronica filiformis

    Alt Name
    Round-leaved Speedwell

    Low, creeping, mat forming plant. Stems slender, freely rooting at the nodes. Leaves kidney shaped or rounded, coarsely toothed, stalked, mostly opposite on non flowering stems, but alternate on flowering stems. Flowers pale lilac blue, 10 to 15 mm solitary on long, slender stalks from the base of the upper leaves.

    Photo ID?

    Grassy places, mown verges and lawns.

    When to see it

    April to July.

    Life History


    UK Status

    Fairly frequent throughout Britain, particularly in the south.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 104 of the 617 tetrads.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map