Veronica beccabunga   Brooklime CC DD N

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This is a common speedwell which grows in wet places such as bogs, marshes, and on stream beds. It can be a nuisance blocking up the flow of a small stream and that's the reason, I was told in all seriousness, that its species name is beccabunga: because it bungs up the becks. The large, glossy blunt leaves are quite a good diagnostic.

Veronica beccabunga is common in England, Wales, Ireland and most of Scotland except for the far north west. It is found on Orkney and there is some on the outer Hebridean islands and Shetland.

Stream near Llandulas, North Wales, 7th May 2007

Added on December 15th 2004, updated 23rd April 2006, updated 20th February 2012, updated 19th Nov 2013

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