Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Co.Cork

Ivy-leaved Speedwell
Veronica hederifolia
Lus cré eidhneach
Family: Scrophulariaceae

Flowering: April-June. Annual. Introduced.

Small pale lilac-blue flowers in leaf axils. 2-4 seeds in capsule. Ivy-shaped
leaves, hairy, stalked, pinnate lobed, large-toothed. Sprawling growth, to 15cm.
  V. hederifolia ssp. hederifolia: blue anthers.
  V. hederifolia ssp. lucorum: White or paler-blue flowers, pale anthers.

Waste ground, woods, hedgerows, cultivated ground. Occasional to frequent in East half of Ireland, less frequent in west.

Ivy-leaved Speedwell, V. hederifolia ssp. hederifolia

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