Veronica serpyllifolia ssp humifusa   Thyme-leaved Speedwell RR DDD N

Veronica serpyllifolia ssp humifusa

I rarely see this plant except in the hills above 500 m. It looks superficially like Veronica serpyllifolia ssp serpyllifolia but to me it always seems brighter and a larger plant. Stace says that most of the flowering stem in this sub species is procumbent while ssp serpyllifolia is mostly erect.

Veronica serpyllifolia ssp humifusa is usually found in the hills but there are some sites in south Wales at a much lower level. Other than those the northern Pennines, Snowdonia and much of the Highlands are where you would find most of it. It does not occur in Ireland.

Ben Lawers Corrie, Scotland July 11th 2005

Added on 1st August 2005, updated 23rd April 2006, updated 21st February 2012, updated 17th Nov 2014

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