Veronica persica

Persian speedwell, bird-eye speedwell, bird’s-eye, common field speedwell, creeping speedwell, creeping veronica

Description: annual

Place of origin: Asia

Urban habitat: found along roadsides, in pavement cracks, in landscaped areas, and in vacant lots.

Ecological function: disturbance-adapted colonizer

History: Veronica persica was first recorded in Britain in 1825 and was most likely later introduced into North America. It is widely considered to be a weed.