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PlantFiles: Corn Speedwell
Veronica arvensis

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica (veh-RON-ih-ka) (Info)
Species: arvensis (ar-VEN-sis) (Info)

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under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
Medium Blue
Dark Blue

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
May be a noxious weed or invasive
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral CaptMicha On May 5, 2006, CaptMicha from Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

For a weed, it's inconsipicous and pretty. I only really notice these plants growing on bare dusty patches in the yard where there's no grass.

Positive melody On May 3, 2005, melody from Benton, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

As I have a yard, rather than a lawn, this little weed is just another cheerful addition. Lots of folks who like beautifully groomed ,weed free lawns hate it...but it isn't unattractive when it's mixed in with all the other flora that makes my yard a patchwork of native plants and grasses.

The species name means 'belonging to plowed land' in Latin. It is originally from Europe, and is common in waste places and plowed fields.

The name 'Speedwell' reflects the 'speed' at which these plants can spread.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ellendale, Delaware
Benton, Kentucky
Brookeville, Maryland
Millersville, Maryland
Millersburg, Pennsylvania
Crossville, Tennessee
Germantown, Tennessee
De Leon, Texas

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