Veronica serpyllifolia L., Sp. Pl. 12 1753. (Syn: Cardia multiflora Dulac; Veronica alpestris Schur; Veronica apennina Lange; Veronica apennina Tausch; Veronica balcanica Velen.; Veronica bungabecca Janka; Veronica capensis Burm.fil.; Veronica fontana Willd. ex Link; Veronica funesta J.F. Macbr. & Payson; Veronica integerrima Beck; Veronica lucida Schur; Veronica major Presl ex Schult.; Veronica microphylla Kit.; Veronica neglecta F.W.Schmidt; Veronica nummulariifolia Thuill.; Veronica repens Boiss.; Veronica riederana Gand. ex Kom.; Veronica rotundifolia Luce; Veronica ruderalis Vahl; Veronica serpyllifolia var. alpestris (Bamb.) D.Peev; Veronica serpyllifolia subsp. nummularioides (Lecoq & Lamotte)
D.Peev; Veronica serpyllifolia var. nummularioides Lecoq & Lamotte; Veronica serpyllifolia var. pubescens V.B.Kuvaev; Veronica serpyllifolia subsp. trichocaulis D.Peev; Veronica spicato-racemosa Gilib.; Veronica villosiuscula Krock.; Veronica wolffiana Schur; Veronicastrum serpyllifolium (L.) Fourr.);
Albania, Austria, Belgium, England, Bulgaria, Corsica, Czech Republic, Slovakia,
Denmark, Faeroe Isl., Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Switzerland,
Netherlands, Andorra, Spain, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Serbia & Kosovo,
Montenegro, Macedonia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Portugal,
Malta, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Sweden, Crimea, Estonia,
Latvia, Lithuania, W-, C-, N- & E-European Russia, Belarus, Ukraine,
Northern Caucasus, Armenia, Georgia [Caucasus], Azerbaijan, Siberia (W-Siberia,
C-Siberia), Russian Far East (incl. Kamchatka), Kazakhstan, China (Gansu,
Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Liaoning, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Yunnan), Tibet,
Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu), North Korea, Australia (Queensland, New South Wales,
Victoria, Tasmania), Turkey (E-Anatolia, Inner Anatolia, N-Anatolia,
NE-Anatolia, NW-Anatolia: Bithynia, W-Anatolia, WN-Anatolia), European Turkey,
Iran (N-Iran), Azores (Santa Maria Isl., Sao Miguel Isl., Terceira, Graciosa,
Sao Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores Isl., Corvo Isl.), Madeira (Madeira Isl.), Canary
Isl. (Tenerife), Algeria, Bhutan, Darjeeling, India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
(Hazara, Murree), Jammu & Kashmir (India), Pakistani Kashmir (Deosai),
Alaska (I), USA (I) (Alabama (I), Arkansas (I), Connecticut (I), District of
Columbia (I), Delaware (I), Georgia (I), Iowa (I), Idaho (I), Illinois (I),
Indiana (I), Kansas (I), Kentucky (I), Massachusetts (I), Maryland (I), Maine
(I), Michigan (I), Minnesota (I), Missouri (I), Montana (I), North Carolina (I),
North Dakota (I), Nebraska (I), New Hampshire (I), New Jersey (I), New York (I),
Ohio (I), Oregon (I), Pennsylvania (I), Rhode Island (I), South Carolina (I),
Tennessee (I), Virginia (I), Vermont (I), Washington State (I), Wisconsin (I),
West Virginia (I)), Canada (I) (British Columbia (I), Labrador (I), New
Brunswick (I), Newfoundland (I), Nova Scotia (I), Ontario (I), Prince Edward
Isl. (I), Quebec (I), Yukon (I)), Greenland (I), St. Pierre et Miquelon (I),
Costa Rica (I), Falkland Isl. (I), South Georgia Isl. (I), Tristan da Cunha (I),
Jamaica (I), Peru (I), South Africa (I), New Zealand (I), Ecuador (I), Venezuela
(I), Colombia (I), Chile (I), Argentina (I), Mexico (I), Bolivia (I), La Runion
(I), Hawaii (I) (Kauai (I), Lanai (I), E-Maui (I) (Ko`olau Forest Reserve (I)),
Hawaii Isl. (I)), Chatham Isl. (I)
as per Catalogue of Life;
Keys from Go Botany:

1a.  Corolla blue, 5–8 (–10) mm wide; pubescence of pedicels, in part, of viscid or glandular hairs; filaments 2–4 mm long; racemes with 8–15 flowers; larger capsules 4–6 mm wide 
 … 17a. V. serpyllifolia ssp. humifusa (Dickson) Syme
1b.  Corolla pale blue with blue lines, 2–4 (–6) mm wide; pedicels puberulent with eglandular hairs; filaments 1–2.5 mm long; racemes with (12–) 20–40 flowers; capsules 3–4 mm wide 
 … 17b. V. serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifolia
 
Thyme-leaved Speedwell;
 
Scrophulariaceae of the Western Himalayas By Francis . Pennell (Description & Keys- Veronica capitata, cachemirica, lanosa, macrostemon, lasiocarpa, serpyllifolia, verna, arvensis, didyma (syn. of Veronica polita Fr. as per The Plant List), persica, perpusilla (syn. of Veronica pusilla Kotschy & Boiss. as per The Plant List), uncinata (syn. of Veronica rubrifolia Boiss. as per The Plant List), biloba, campylopoda, stewartii, koelzii, cephaloides (syn. of Veronica ciliata subsp. cephaloides (Pennell) D.Y. Hong as per The Plant List), hirta, nana (syn. of Veronica ciliata subsp. cephaloides (Pennell) D.Y. Hong as per The Plant List), melissaefolia, javanica, cana, umbelliformis (syn. of Veronica szechuanica subsp. sikkimensis (Hook. f.) D.Y. Hong as per The Plnat List), beccabunga, anagallis-aquatica, secunda, salina & undulata) 

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Small Wild Flower for ID – 080811 -RK:  Pic taken in Los Altos, California in March 2011. Request Id. 


Some species of Majus i suppose…?!?!


Veronica serpyllifolia


Indeed Veronica serpylifolia

Some information from Wikipedia………….
Veronica serpyllifolia (thymeleaf or thyme-leaved speedwell) is a perennial flowering plant in the plantain family. It can be found on most continents.
The leaves are oval, borne on creeping stems. Roots grow from leaf axils. The flowers are blue, or white with blue or purple stripes, in racemes on upright stems. The seeds are tiny and disk-shaped, borne in two-lobed pods. 


Thank you for so much additional information, … Nice to know these flowers also appear in blue, white, etc. 


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Scrophulariaceae Fortnight: Veronica serpyllifolia for validation from Chakrata-NS 11 : Attachments (2). 4 posts by 3 authors.

This small herb was shot from Chakrata area.. can this be Veronica serpyllifolia L.?
This genus is now placed in Plantaginaceae


Yes … Very good photographs.



 

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Another tiny herb for Id : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1). Please help me id this tiny herb. Pic Taken : Sikkim May2014 


Nice photograph … This reminded me of Veronica sp..


Veronica serpyllifolia, common in slightly we places.


 

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scrophulariaceae Fortnight: Veronica serpyllifolia from Kashmir-GS-52 : Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author. Veronica serpyllifolia from Kashmir, common in subalpine and alpine meadows. Photographed from Khillenmarg on June 19, 2010.


I think it may be V. serpyllifolia ssp. humifusa (Dickson) Syme as per keys and details at Veronica serpyllifolia ABMAY2017/03


May I request you for high resolution images where we can verify the glandular nature of the pedicel as per keys as below from Go Botany:
1a.  Corolla blue, 5–8 (–10) mm wide; pubescence of pedicels, in part, of viscid or glandular hairs; filaments 2–4 mm long; racemes with 8–15 flowers; larger capsules 4–6 mm wide 
 … 17a. V. serpyllifolia ssp. humifusa (Dickson) Syme
1b.  Corolla pale blue with blue lines, 2–4 (–6) mm wide; pedicels puberulent with eglandular hairs; filaments 1–2.5 mm long; racemes with (12–) 20–40 flowers; capsules 3–4 mm wide 
 … 17b. V. serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifolia
I think it may turn out to be Veronica serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifolia only.


Veronica serpyllifolia from Kashmir : Attachments (3). 4 posts by 3 authors.

Veronica serpyllifolia from Kashmir, common in subalpine and alpine meadows.
Photographed from Khillenmarg on June 19, 2010.


Mindblowing images of a sweet plant (Thyme-leaved Speedwell) from Kashmir.


The roots growing from the leaf axils can be clearly seen in the second image.
The plant creeps on the ground, and the racemes are held upright.
Nice adaptation.


I think it may be V. serpyllifolia ssp. humifusa (Dickson) Syme as per keys and details at Veronica serpyllifolia ABMAY2017/03


May I request you for high resolution images where we can verify the glandular nature of the pedicel as per keys as below from Go Botany:
1a.  Corolla blue, 5–8 (–10) mm wide; pubescence of pedicels, in part, of viscid or glandular hairs; filaments 2–4 mm long; racemes with 8–15 flowers; larger capsules 4–6 mm wide 
 … 17a. V. serpyllifolia ssp. humifusa (Dickson) Syme
1b.  Corolla pale blue with blue lines, 2–4 (–6) mm wide; pedicels puberulent with eglandular hairs; filaments 1–2.5 mm long; racemes with (12–) 20–40 flowers; capsules 3–4 mm wide 
 … 17b. V. serpyllifolia ssp. serpyllifolia
I think it may turn out to be Veronica serpyllifolia subsp. serpyllifolia only.


 
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