Pink Water-Speedwell - Veronica catenata

    Description

    Medium tall plant, with erect, often stout stems, sometimes much branched. Leaves linear to linear lanceolate, all unstalked. Flowers pink, with reddish-purple veins, 3 to 5 mm, in slender long stalked racemes.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance

    Glabrous plant; pinkish flowers; wet places. 

    Recording advice

    A photograph of the plant in flower in habitat

    Habitat

    Often close to, or growing in slow moving water. Wet ditches etc.

    When to see it

    June to August.

    Life History

    Perennial.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 104 of the 617 tetrads.

    In the current Checklist (Jeeves, 2011) it is listed as Native, locally frequent

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map