West Highland Flora

Wall Speedwell


Veronica arvensis

 

Veronica arvensis

Photo Carl Farmer
12 May 2004 Kyleakin, Skye
Flower c 4 mm across

Quite frequent on bare dry ground or as a garden weed.

Height c 10-25 cm.  Flower diameter c 2-4 mm

ID: Flowers/fruits in a spike terminating the stem.  Leaves (but not upper flower bracts) strongly toothed.  Flower stalks shorter than the calyx.

Other features: Annual.  Flower-spike usually occupies more than half the stem.  Plant often sticky-hairy.  Fruit capsule shorter than calyx and about as long as broad.

 

Veronica arvensis

Photo Carl Farmer
12 May 2004 Kyleakin, Skye
LH flower c 4 mm across


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