Heath Speedwell
Veronica officinalis

Heath Speedwell, also known as Common Speedwell and Common Gypsyweed and is native to Europe and western Asia. It is a herbaceous perrenial with hairy green stems that cover the ground in mats and send up small spikes that bear soft violet flowers. The plant sends out runners that root at intervals, so the flowering stems arch upwards from the ground.It is found on heaths, open woods and grassy places. Historically the green parts of the plant have been used medicinally for coughs and gastrointestinal distress.