Bird-eye Speedwell - Veronica persica
Persian Speedwell, Winter Speedwell, Large-field Speedwell
Annual. Stems prostrate to ascending, simple or branched, sometimes rooting at lower nodes, 10–30 cm. Herbage pubescent to hirsute. Leaves short-petiolate; blades 7–25 mm long, ovate, serrate to shallowly lobed. Inflorescence of solitary flowers in upper leaf axils; pedicels 10–25 mm long. Flowers: calyx 5–7 mm long; sepals ciliate; corolla blue, 8–12 mm across; style 2–3 mm long. Capsule reniform, widely and shallowly notched, 3–5 mm wide, pubescent (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus vagans
and Bombus pensylvanicus
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).