Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Co.Waterford

Green Field-speedwell
Veronica agrestis
Lus cré léana
Family: Scrophulariaceae

Flowering time: March-November. Annual. Introduced.

White or bluish-white flowers with white lower petals. Sepals blunt, oblong.
Fruit capsule 2-lobed, glandular hairs. Seeds with parallel axis.
Flowers with shorter stalks than those of Common Field-speedwell, V. persica.
Pale-green leaves, hairy, oval, toothed. Short-stalked, mainly alternate. Leaves longer than flower-stalks. Branched, spreading plant, 5-30cm.

Well-drained, acidic soil. Waste ground, arable land, gardens, walls. Decreasing.
Identified by Paul Green


Green Field-speedwell. Mountain Castle Bridge, Dungarvan, Co.Waterford. June 2008

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