Sunday, 25 May 2014

Thyme-leaved speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia)

  1. Common on bare ground, gravel, edges of car parks etc, and as a garden weed, or in short grass. Also in mountain scree.Other features: Creeping and rooting, with ascending stems terminating in leafy flower-spikes.  Flower bracts longer than flower stalks, which are longer than the calyx, which is eventually about as long as the ripe fruit within it, which is broader than long.Height c 10-25 cm.  Flowers c 4-6 mm across. ID: Flowers white or pale blue with dark blue lines in the top half.  Leaves without the hairy, toothed, look of most small Speedwells, being glossy, smooth and more or less untoothed, though hairs and teeth may be found on close inspection.

Park/ Patch of land



*New to the park/and flower list this year * (2014)

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