November 07, 2022

Scrambling Speedwell

Scrambling Speedwell

This is a small weed, commonly found in crops and gardens throughout the year as it can germinate in both spring and autumn.

Scrambling Speedwell is a sprawling annual, germinating in both autumn and spring.  Its small blueish white flower is a common sight in gardens and crops, growing more quickly on bare ground.

The variously shaped leaves and round stems are hairy. 

Scrambling Speedwell is challenging to eradicate as resistant to a number of different herbicides, letting it infest brassica crops.

Paddocks which had speedwell problems in previous seasons benefit from a pre-planting sprayout.