Pink Water-Speedwell - Veronica catenata


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


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

When to see it

June to August.

Life History


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

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

UK Map