Veronica Montana, Wood Speedwell



Common name:
Wood speedwell
Scientific name:
Veronica montana
Main flower color:
Range:
Most lowland areas of the UK
Height:
Up to 20 cm
Habitat:
Damp woodland
Flowers:
Around 8 mm across, coloured lilac to pale purple, crossed by darker veins, attached by slender, hairy pedicels. Flowers form as loose clusters from the leaf nodes
Leaves:
Ovate, coarsely-toothed and sparsely hairy, relatively large - up to 3 cm long. Stalked around the base, sessile higher up. On creeping stems which have a uniform covering of glandular hairs
Season:
April to July
Rarity:
★★★★