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Common Field-speedwell, Veronica persica Family: Scrophulariaceae
Veronica persica     *     Common Field-speedwell

Flowering time: January-December. Annual or biennial.

Habitat: Abundant; gardens, arable and waste land, roadsides and on walls

Solitary bright blue flowers with a paler, whitish lower petal, the flower-stalks longer than the leaves. The 2-lobed fruit capsule is broader than high, +/- heart-shaped. Coarse-toothed downy leaves, lower leaves opposite, upper alternate.

Similar: Grey Field-speedwell, V. polita. Long-stalked deep blue flowers with white eye. 2-lobed seed capsule with more/less parallel lobes


Common Field-speedwell, Veronica persica


Common Field-speedwell, Veronica persica
Common Field-speedwell, Veronica persica
Holton Lee, Dorset. October 2012

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