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Alpine Speedwell

Veronica alpina

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Plant Data

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

Flower:
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Blue, 4 petals
 
The flowers are hairless and dark blue. 5 to 10mm in diameter. 2 stamens.
Fruit:
A longer than broad, elliptic, brown capsule, about 6mm long. Notched at the end.
Leaves:
Bluish-green, oval leaves. They are unstalked and scarcely toothed. The leaves are opposite along the stems. A downy perennial.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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