Thursday, February 26, 2015

Ivy-leaved Speedwell

This was also flowering at the base of the prison wall not far from the red dead-nettle. It's Ivy-leaved Speedwell or Veronica hederifolia, its species name deriving from the ivy-shaped leaves (see 19th January). It's a bit like Slender Speedwell but it is hairier and has  distinctly palmate veins on the leaves. Compare it with the other speedwell posted on 22nd February - Common Field Speedwell. 

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