Information on Green Field-speedwell

Common Name: Green Field-speedwell
Scientific Name: Veronica agrestis
Irish Name: Lus cré léana
Family Group: Veronicaceae
Distribution: View Map (Courtesy of the BSBI)
Flowering Period


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Green Field-speedwell is not easily confused with other wild plants on this web site.


One of a number of Speedwells, this species is not found as commonly as it once was and sadly is decreasing.  It's a prostrate perennial which can be found on bare, disturbed ground.  Its solitary four-lobed flowers (4-6mm across) are pale blue or white, always with a white lower lip and are borne on short stalks which arise in the leaf axils.  They bloom from April to September. The downy oval leaves are short-stalked, bright green and toothed, the lower leaves are opposite.  This plant was introduced into Ireland and it belongs to the family Veronicaceae. 

My first record of this wildflower is in Gibletstown, Co Wexford in 2005 and I photographed it in 2007 in the same place.  

If you are satisfied you have correctly identified this plant, please submit your sighting to the National Biodiversity Data Centre

Field-speedwell, Green
Field-speedwell, Green