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Germander Speedwell

Veronica chamaedrys

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
 
4 blue petals with white centres on short stalks.
Fruit:
A heart-shaped, hairy seed capsule.
Leaves:
Well-toothed, hairy, oval, short or unstalked leaves. The leaves appear in opposite pairs along the stems.
Maximum Size:
20 centimetres tall
Foraging Notes:
The leaves can be used as a substitute for tea.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Bird's Eye, Bird's-eye Speedwell, Cat's Eye.
Frequency (UK):
Abundant
Habitats:
Grassland, hedgerows, lawns, meadows, roadsides, woodland.