Veronica verna L.
Family: Plantaginaceae
spring speedwell
Etymology: Veronica: named after Saint Veronica, the woman who gave Jesus a cloth to wipe his face while on the way to Calvary, and so named because the markings on some species supposedly resemble those on her sacred handkerchief
Plants: annual forb
Leaves: opposite except alternate in the inflorescence
Conservation Status: Introduced - naturalized