Veronica scutellata   Marsh Speedwell C DD N

Veronica scutellata

The narrow leaves of the Marsh Speedwell and the whitish, lilac or pale pinkish flowers are characteristic. Unsurprisingly I usually find it in marshy ground and this was at the edge of stream which had dried in a recent drought.

Veronica scutellata is found throughout the British Isles but naturally prefers the wetter areas. It is not quite so common in central England as it is in Wales, Scotland and Ireland. It is common on the outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland.

Banks of Stream near The Sychnant Pass above Conway, North Wales, 26th June 2005

Added on 10th October 2004, amended on February 5th 2005, amended 1st August 2005, updated 23rd April 2006, updated 21st February 2012

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