Veronica americana. Figwort Family. May - Sept.

A smooth-stemmed plant, 6 - 15 inches high, its stem lying partly on the ground, rooting from lower joints; found on borders of brooks, ponds, damp places. Newfoundland to Alaska and southward to Virginia.

Flowers

Small, quickly fading; in color lavender-blue, with slightly darker markings, 4-lobed, the lower lobe narrower than the others; borne in loose, terminal clusters.

Leaves

Opposite, long oval or oblong lance-shaped, toothed, short-stemmed.