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BLUE WATER-SPEEDWELL Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Scrophulariaceae) Height to 25cm. Hairless perennial with creeping stems that root at the nodes, and upright flowering stems. Grows in damp ground, in woodlands and marshes, and also around the margins of shallow ponds. FLOWERS are 5-6mm across, the corolla 4-lobed and pale blue; in dense spikes that comprise pairs of flowers on stalks arising from leaf axils, the stalks as long as the bracts (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are flattened, rounded and notched capsules. LEAVES are narrow-oval, pointed, toothed and up to 12cm long. STATUS-Locally common.
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BLUE WATER-SPEEDWELL Veronica anagallis-aquatica (Scrophulariaceae) Height to 25cm. Hairless perennial with creeping stems that root at the nodes, and upright flowering stems. Grows in damp ground, in woodlands and marshes, and also around the margins of shallow ponds. FLOWERS are 5-6mm across, the corolla 4-lobed and pale blue; in dense spikes that comprise pairs of flowers on stalks arising from leaf axils, the stalks as long as the bracts (Jun-Aug). FRUITS are flattened, rounded and notched capsules. LEAVES are narrow-oval, pointed, toothed and up to 12cm long. STATUS-Locally common.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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