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Weed-opedia: Corn Speedwell

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Corn Speedwell

 Corn Speedwell (Veronica arvensis)

What does it look like?:  A low growing plant with upright stems covered with fine hairs.  The lower leaves are more rounded, and the upper leaves pointed.  Small flowers of white to blue in the leaf axis.


What causes it?:  Loves thin grass and dry soil.  Poor lawn turf is its best friend.

When does it show up?: Winter and early spring

Best treatment plan: Keeping your lawn turf thick and nourished.  Hand-pulling, and post-emergent herbicide are also effective. Call a professional for a free quote.

How long will it take to get rid of it?:  It is classified as “hard to control,” so it can be a long process.