Germander speedwell is one of several speedwell species that inhabit Michigan. Speedwell is often used as an ornamental ground cover and is commonly available at retail greenhouses. Germander speedwell is a perennial that has simple, opposite narrow leaves near the base that are slightly elongated.
Often considered difficult-to-control, speedwell has a fibrous root system and spreads rapidly in patches. Blue, violet or white flowers are products in the spring. Mature fruit is heart-shaped.