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Veronica spicata L.

Family - Scrophulariaceae

Common Name - Spiked Speedwell

 

 

Native 

 

 

Protected under schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) 

 

 

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Habitats
Grassland
Short turf
Rocks
Description of Genus

Annuals, perennial herbs or small shrubs. Leaves opposite. Flowers normally blue but occasionally white or pink, usually with 4 corolla lobes. Only 2 stamens are present.

Inflorescence of Veronica spicata
© Quentin Groom
Habitat Notes

In grassland on calcareous soils or on calcareous rocks.

Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Scattered in various unconnected areas locations. Such as East-Anglia, Cumbria, North Wales and Somerset. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during July, August and September.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Names in other languages and countries

France
Véronique en épi
Germany
Ähriger Ehrenpreis
Sweden
axveronika
Poland
Przetacznik klosowy

Chromosome Number (2N)

68, 34 & 68.