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GERMANDER SPEEDWELL Veronica chamaedrys (Scrophulariaceae) Height to 20cm<br />
Delicate and attractive perennial with creeping stems that root at the nodes, and upright flowering stems that have 2 lines of hairs. Grows in grassy places, in meadows and open woodlands, and on verges. FLOWERS are 10-12mm across, the corolla 4-lobed and blue with a white centre; borne on slender stalks in open, terminal spikes (Apr-Jun). FRUITS are flattened, hairy and heart-shaped capsules. LEAVES are oval, toothed, hairy and short-stalked. STATUS-Widespread and common throughout.
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GERMANDER SPEEDWELL Veronica chamaedrys (Scrophulariaceae) Height to 20cm
Delicate and attractive perennial with creeping stems that root at the nodes, and upright flowering stems that have 2 lines of hairs. Grows in grassy places, in meadows and open woodlands, and on verges. FLOWERS are 10-12mm across, the corolla 4-lobed and blue with a white centre; borne on slender stalks in open, terminal spikes (Apr-Jun). FRUITS are flattened, hairy and heart-shaped capsules. LEAVES are oval, toothed, hairy and short-stalked. STATUS-Widespread and common throughout.

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Date: 1 Jul 2013
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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