West Highland Flora

Marsh Speedwell


Veronica scutellata

 

Veronica scutellata

Photo Carl Farmer
18 Aug 2002 Scorrybreac, Skye
Flower 3 mm across, fruit 5 mm broad, 4 mm high

 

Occasional in water or wet ground

Height c 10-30 cm.  Flower c 4-7 mm across.

ID: Alternating flower-spikes distinguish this species from the other two speedwells with long narrow leaves (V catenata, which is doubtful in the area, and V anagallis-aquatica, which definitely occurs).

Other features: Fruit-capsules flat, notched.  Flower-pedicels much longer than their bracts.
 

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