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Mountain Speedwell

Veronica serpyllifolia humifusa

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Plantaginaceae (Plantain)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Maximum Size:
30 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Mountains, rocks.

Flower:
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Blue, 4 petals
 
A flower spike of blue-streaked flowers. Flowers are 7 to 10mm across in size.
Fruit:
A notched capsule with several flat, brown seeds. Downy with a long style.
Leaves:
Small, roundish, opposite leaves, each up to 2.5cm long. Mountain Speedwell is the alpine counterpart of the larger but similar looking Thyme-leaved Speedwell. Perennial.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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