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Heath Speedwell

Veronica officinalis

Please keep in mind that it is illegal to uproot a plant without the landowner's consent and care should be taken at all times not to damage wild plants. Wild plants should never be picked for pleasure and some plants are protected by law.

Plant Data

Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Veronicaceae (Speedwell)
Type:
Flower
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

Flower:
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Blue, 4 petals
 
An elongated, pale blue or lilac flower spike, sometimes purple when in bud. The flowers (up to 8mm across) are streaked with purple lines.
Fruit:
A heart-shaped capsule.
Leaves:
A carpet-forming hairy perennial flower. Oval, toothed leaves. The lower leaves are stalked.
Maximum Size:
40 centimetres tall
Other Names:
Common Gypsyweed, Common Speedwell, Fluellin, Ground-heel, Ground-hele, Paul's Betony.
Frequency (UK):
Common  
Habitats:
Gardens, grassland, heathland, moorland, woodland.