Slender Speedwell - Veronica filiformis
Low, creeping, mat forming plant. Stems slender, freely rooting at the nodes. Leaves kidney shaped or rounded, coarsely toothed, stalked, mostly opposite on non flowering stems, but alternate on flowering stems. Flowers pale lilac blue, 10 to 15 mm solitary on long, slender stalks from the base of the upper leaves.
Flowers solitary in leaf-axils on long slender stalks; rounded leaves; creeping habit, rooting along stem nodes
Grassy places, mown verges and lawns.
April to July.
Fairly frequent throughout Britain, particularly in the south.
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 Alien (neophyte); locally frequent
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