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Germander Speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys.
In the 17th century, one of the two smaller sailing ships which set sail with the Mayflower carrying the Pilgrim fathers, was named the Speedwell. Twice the ships set sail for North America but each time returned shortly to England as the Speedwell was found to be leaking. It later transpired that sabotage had been visited on the ship by the crew who didn't want to be away from home for such a long time.