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Veronica triphyllos

The leaves of this plant are the distinguishing feature from Veronica praecox which has an almost identical flower. They are deeply lobed so that they look like fingers where Veronica praecox leaves just have serrated edges. The photo I have is obscured by the vegetation nearby and you can't make out the details so this one, taken from cultivation, will have to do instead.

There are a few old records dotted from various places in England but now this plant can only be found in a few places in Breckland and has been reported as reducing in numbers recently (2009 on wards).

Breckland April 21st 2005

Added on April 22nd 2005, updated on 23rd April 2006, updated 21st February 2012

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