Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #14 Germander Speedwell

Small but perfectly-formed as they say, there are quite a few speedwells to be found native in Britain, such as thyme-leaved, wall, spiked, wood, marsh, water, but the germander speedwell is one of the prettiest I think, with relatively large, sky blue flowers. Distantly related to ground ivy and the dead-nettles (notice the similar leaves, as well as that the flowers are not circular but only symmetrical around the middle, vertical line) and seen here around the rabbit-grazed anthills near the hedgerow on “scrub field”:

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  1. Pingback: Wildflowers of Bradlaugh Fields #17 Slender Speedwell | Visit Bradlaugh Fields

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