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Rock Speedwell

Veronica fruticans

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.
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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:
20 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Mountains, rocks.

Flower:
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Blue, 4 petals
 
Long-stalked, bright blue flowers with a red eye. The flowers are larger than most speedwells at 10 to 15mm in diameter. 2 stamens.
Fruit:
The fruits are elliptical and have long styles. They are flattish with a notched tip. About 7mm long.
Leaves:
A low perennial with a woody base. The leaves are in opposite pairs and are almost stalkless. They are pointed oval and scarcely toothed.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Distribution Map

Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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