Speedwell

Lus cré garraí

B. Doherty

Speedwell
B. Doherty 2018

Common Name:               Common Field-speedwell

Scientific Name:               Veronica persica

Gaelic:                                Lus cré garraí

Identification Tips;           Speedwell is a pretty blue flower 8 – 12mm across on thin stem, max 20cm high. The corolla has four lobes, the lower one smaller and white. It has two stamens. Hairy oval leaves are pale green with toothed margins.

Flowering;                          All year round

A bit more about Speedwell

Travellers were once given a bunch of blue flowers before heading off to sea and wished ‘Speedwell’.

This page was added on 01/04/2019.

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