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ALPINE SPEEDWELL Veronica alpina (Scrophulariaceae) Prostrate. Perennial with wiry and downy, creeping stems that root at the nodes, and short, upright flowering stems. Grows in areas of short grass and rocks in mountains. FLOWERS are 7-8mm across, the corolla 4-lobed and blue; borne on short stalks, in crowded spikes (Jul-Aug). FRUITS are flattened, oval and slightly notched capsules. LEAVES are oval and blunt-toothed. STATUS-Scarce, restricted to Scottish Highlands.
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