131045 PINK WATER-SPEEDWELL Veronica catenata (Scrophulariaceae) Height to 20cm. Hairless perennial, similar to Blue Water-speedwell, with which it hybridises, but smaller and often tinged purple; nb hybrid cross is often commoner than parents. Grows in damp ground and around pond margins. FLOWERS are 5-6mm across, the corolla 4-lobed and pink; in rather open spikes comprising paired flowers arising from leaf axils, their stalks shorter than the bracts. FRUITS are flattened, rounded and notched capsules. LEAVES are narrow-oval, pointed and toothed. STATUS-Locally common.