New plant to Id please

4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

Hi to the great and wise image

Found this growing in a bed and don't know what it is. If you could assist with identification that would be super. Pics below:




Many thanks x 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,043

    Hey Panda

    Small and unwise here

    It's a weed, bird's eye. annual, not serious but seeds a lot

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Knew you'd know Nut! 

    And you are great and wise imageimageimage

  • CeresCeres Posts: 1,492
    Also called speedwell.
  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    Thanks Ceres image That I have heard of!

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,168

    Germander speedwell? Lovely out in the countryside; perhaps not in your garden Pandaimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,043

    Isn't germander speedwekll the perennial one?

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    I don't remember it last year. The flowers are pretty. Will hoik out though if we think it's invasive as the last plant I left (columbine) has gone mental, and I wish I'd got rid of it last year!

  • Ryan LloydRyan Lloyd Posts: 391

    I wish I had Aquilegias (columbines) randomly self seeding in my garden! I planted a few a couple of years ago and haven't seen them since image

  • 4thPanda4thPanda Posts: 4,145

    You make a valid point Mike. I am by no means a prissy gardener with neat soil round each plant, but I do need some room for those I've bought. I do like the wee blue flowers though so they'll probably stay for a while image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,043

    They have a very short season and they're a lovely blue.

    Eradication would be near impossible for me so I've decided to like them.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,043

    It's one of the speedwells, Veronica hederifolia. I know it as bird's eye but all natives have a lot of names. It's an annual, flowers very early in the year


  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 330

    I have been fighting a battle with Speedwell in my lawn and borders for years and feel I have just got on top of it, however now I am taking on the fight against the dreaded Hairy Bittercress. image 

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