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Observed: 20th May 2011 By: Rachy RamoneRachy Ramone is knowledgeable about PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in PlantsRachy Ramone’s earned reputation in Plants
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...but I hope someone can interpret my terrible photos and confirm which Veronica this is.
Stems radiating from central point, lax growth habit, leaves oval with a crease in the centre, stalkless: I honestly didn't look closely to see if the leaf margin was toothed or not, this was taken last year when I was only just getting interested in "weeds".
So it could possibly be Heath Speedwell (V. officinalis) which has shallowly toothed leaves, but which should be hairy/furry, and I think (but I'm not certain) that my specimen was hairless.
Heath Speedwell is described as having flowers in a dense raceme: I would not call this one dense, but I'd welcome any comments on the subject.

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Species with which Thyme-leaved Speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia) interacts

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Thanks, everyone...

.. I wasn't sure. But now I am!

Much appreciated.

Rachy Ramone

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