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Speedwell

Observed: 8th April 2010 By: kevanh
S159 Neighbourhood Nature - course complete
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Description:

Small plant (3-4cm. Bright blue flowers in clusters. Toothed, oval leaves.

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Comments

Norwichnaturalist's picture

Slender Speedwell

Paler lower petal.

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
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http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/

miked's picture

This plant was common all

This plant was common all over the grassland at uni of Bath when I was there over 25 years ago but not sure if it is tending to decrease now as I notice it around less at least over here in Milton Keynes.

miked's picture

After checking this out again

After checking this out again here in MK I remembered the rather distinctive colour of the flowers of V. filiformis which your plant does not have.
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/26403
Also V. filiformis tends to grow in large masses as its spread by being chopped up by the lawn mower blades whereas your plant looks like single separate plants which suggests V. persica (also the flower colour is right for that species).

Norwichnaturalist's picture

V. filiformis

A decreasing alien

Colin Jacobs.
Wild Flower Society member
Norwich
Norfolk
vc27
http://www.thewildflowersociety.com/