|Veronica polita var.
lilacina is a biennial herb inhabiting roadsides or stone
walls, with stems branching at lower parts and spread sideways.
Leaves are opposite on lower portions and alternate on upper legs,
and they are ovoid, 0.6-1cm in length and width, with 4-8 serrations
on the margins and sparse hairs on both sides of the leaves. Leaf
axils on upper parts emerge one-centimeter peduncles on which come
single 3-4mm-across flowers; they are light red-white, with
red-purple stripes. Bloom time: March-April..