Veronica officinalis   Heath Speedwell CC DD N

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This summer Speedwell grows in grassland and can appear with hundreds of spikes. It isn't very tall usually only maximum 10 to 20 cm so the grassland must be fairly short.

Its other vernacular name is Common Speedwell and this describes the distribution which covers all the UK and Ireland. If anything it is found more often in the North.

LHS: Tennyson Down, Isle of Wight, 4th June 2006 RHS: Grounds of Craggie house, Daviot, 27th June 2011

Added on November 18th 2004, updated on 23rd April 2006, updated 21st February 2012

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