Definition of speedwell in English:



  • A small creeping herbaceous plant of north temperate regions, with small blue or pink flowers.

    Genus Veronica, family Scrophulariaceae: several species, including the germander speedwell

    • ‘Notorious sun lovers are daylilies, sedium, and speedwell.’
    • ‘The glossy leaves of soapwort and finely textured carpets of Turkish speedwell stay green for most of the winter.’
    • ‘Alternative landscape plants might include spiked speedwell, lilies, Siberian iris, spiked gayfeather and garden sage.’
    • ‘With the onset of summer there's the cow parsley, poppies, honeysuckle, wild roses, speedwell, ragged robin and foxgloves.’
    • ‘How can I deal with speedwell in my lawn, preferably without using weedkillers?’