Definition of Common speedwell
1. Noun. Common hairy European perennial with pale blue or lilac flowers in axillary racemes.
Common Speedwell Pictures
Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Common Speedwell Images
Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Speedwell
Literary usage of Common speedwell
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons (1895)
"It blossoms from June till August, and is almost as common in wet ditches and meadows as its sister, the common speedwell, is in dry and open places. ..."
2. The Indiana Weed Book by Willis Stanley Blatchley (1912)
"96), perennial, prostrate, flowers in terminal spike-like ra- Fig.ae. Common speedwell; a, flower; 6, fruit, cemes, leaves oval, stalked, hairy, ..."
3. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1883)
"The Fertilisation of the common speedwell It at first sight seems quite impossible for either cross or self- fertilisation to take place, as the stamens are ..."
4. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"... or common speedwell, was once extensively used as a substitute for tea, and also as a tonic and diuretic. V. Teucrium, or germander- leaved speedwell, ..."