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Speedwell

Veronica arvensis

Description:

A creeping ground cover with small 4-petalled blue flowers. Small ovate leaves set opposite on short internodes. The lower leaves had stalks while the upper ones were sessile (without stalks). Leaves were hairy and margins lobed.

Habitat:

Spotted growing on grassy verge - local park.

Notes:

It is said to be a medicinal plant and was used to treat lung and respiratory diseases.
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae

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