Irish wildflowers

Photo: Patrick Slavin, Co.Clare.

Pink Water-speedwell
Veronica catenata
Biolar grá dearg
Family: Scrophulariaceae

Flowering time: June-August. Usually annual. Native.

Pink flowers, 4-petalled, reddish veins not reaching petal edges.
Flower-stalks shorter than bracts. Notched fruit.
Unstalked linear-lanceolate leaves, scarcely toothed.
Creeping and ascending stems. Height: To 30cm.

Found in shallow standing or slow-moving water, muddy pond-edges.
Throughout Ireland except SW and NW.

Similar: Blue Water-speedwell, Veronica anagallis-aquatica

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