Veronica plebeia

Family Scrophulariaceae

Trailing Speedwell 

Perennial herb with stolons to 50 cm long.Vegetatively spread by stolons rooting at nodes. Longevity indefinite.

Flowers: Pale blue or lilac, November – March. Probably pollinated by native bees.

Fruit: Capsule 3 – 6 mm long.

Seed: Tiny flattened disc, 1 x 0. 6 mm, localised dispersal, some dormancy.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Woodland habitat.
  • Rare in woodland at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Abundance decreasing during dry period, 2000 - 2006.
  • Heavily cropped by rabbits.


Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Veronica plebeia plant

Veronica plebeia flower

Veronica plebeia fruit

Veronica plebeia seed