|Veronica polita var.
lilacina is a biennial herb inhabiting roadsides or stone walls,
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 both 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.