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THYME-LEAVED SPEEDWELL Veronica serpyllifolia (Scrophulariaceae) Height to 20cm. Delicate and often downy perennial, with creeping stems that root at intervals, and typically hairless, upright flowering stems. Grows on bare and disturbed ground including short grassland, cultivated land and woodland clearings. FLOWERS are 5-7mm across, the corolla 4-lobed and pale blue or white; borne on short stalks in loose spikes (Apr-Oct). FRUITS are flattened and rather oval capsules. LEAVES are thyme-like, small, oval and untoothed. STATUS-Widespread and common throughout the region.
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THYME-LEAVED SPEEDWELL Veronica serpyllifolia (Scrophulariaceae) Height to 20cm. Delicate and often downy perennial, with creeping stems that root at intervals, and typically hairless, upright flowering stems. Grows on bare and disturbed ground including short grassland, cultivated land and woodland clearings. FLOWERS are 5-7mm across, the corolla 4-lobed and pale blue or white; borne on short stalks in loose spikes (Apr-Oct). FRUITS are flattened and rather oval capsules. LEAVES are thyme-like, small, oval and untoothed. STATUS-Widespread and common throughout the region.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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