On lawns, pastures and in short grass, this perennial wildflower forms prostrate mats of leaves and flowers, spreading on creeping, downy stems. It bears bright blue four-lobed flowers (8–12 mm) on long slender stalks which arise from the leaf axils. They bloom from April to July. The toothed leaves are round and kidney-shaped and on the flowering stems they are alternate while, on the non-flowering, they are opposite. This is not a native plant and it belongs to the Veronicaceae family.
I first recorded this wildflower near Ballitore, County Kildare in May 2010 when I also photographed it. I am grateful to Dr Declan Doogue, BSBI Vice-county Recorder for County Kildare, for confirming my identification.
If you are satisfied you have correctly identified this plant, please submit your sighting to the National Biodiversity Data Centre