Low, creeping, spreading plant with tiny, white to blue flowers,
striped with darker blue, about an eighth to a quarter inch wide, solitary in the axils of the leaves. Three petals are
larger than the fourth. Leaves approximately round, with 3 to 5 lobes on the sides, hairy. The lower leaves opposite each other, the upper, alternating on the stem. Blooms in early
spring into summer.
An alien weed. Unfortunately common in the woods on
the western slope and along the bikepath and Wildwood Drive.
Similar to Persian speedwell (V. persica), but that plant has
coarsely toothed leaves,
and larger, sky-blue flowers, and prefers
sunnier locations along the bikeway.
Also resembles corn speedwell (V. arvensis), but that plant has leaves with no or almost no leafstalks and upper leaves that are strap-shaped. Thyme-leaved speedwell (V. serpyllifolia) is also similar, but the flowers are in terminal clusters rather than single, and the leaves are nearly or quite toothless.