Germander Speedwell

Germander Speedwell - Veronica chamaedrys Veronica chamaedrys


Colour: Blue
Flowering: March - July
Height: Up to 10" (25 cm)
Family: Scrophulariaceae


Germander Speedwell    

Germander speedwell is a pretty flower with four bright blue petals and a white eye in the centre. The flowers are about 1 cm diameter. The heart-shaped leaves are toothed and hairy.

It is a common flower in woodland, hedgerows and gardens and in the past was used in herbal medicine to treat coughs and catarrh, and as blood tonic.

Germander Speedwell - Veronica chamaedrys
    Germander Speedwell

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