Long Leaved Speedwell
Scientific Name: Veronica longifolia
Family Name: Scrophulariaceae
Plant: 2 ? 4 ft. (60 ? 120 cm.) tall, including a 1 ft. (30 cm.) tall spike of flowers.
Identifying Characteristics: Long leaved Speedwell is unique for its spike of small four-petaled purple flowers.
Location: We found Long Leaved Speedwell growing on a medium strip of the VFW Parkway in Newton, Massachusetts.
History and Comments: Long Leaved Speedwell is native to Europe, and it is considered a weed in the United States. It grows well in disturbed places and difficult habitats like concrete, or near roads.