GARDEN × SPIKED SPEEDWELL

Veronica spicata × longifolia

Plantain Family [Plantaginaceae]  
Synonym : Veronicaceae
Formerly in: Figwort Family [Scrophulariaceae]

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8th July 2009, Birkdale (Mature) Sand Dunes, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Up to twice as tall and majestic than Spiked Speedwell.


8th July 2009, Birkdale (Mature) Sand Dunes, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Intense blue very long spike of flowers.


8th July 2009, Birkdale (Mature) Sand Dunes, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Spike of flowers much longer than spike of Spiked Speedwell.


8th July 2009, Birkdale (Mature) Sand Dunes, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Four intense-blue petals with prominent pink stamens, a little reminiscent of Viper's Bugloss.


8th July 2009, Birkdale (Mature) Sand Dunes, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Stamens just as prominent as those of Spiked Speedwell.


8th July 2009, Birkdale (Mature) Sand Dunes, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
Long prominent stamens.


8th July 2009, Birkdale (Mature) Sand Dunes, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
The seed heads of spent flowers.


8th July 2009, Birkdale (Mature) Sand Dunes, Sefton Coast. Photo: © RWD
The leaves have very pronounced curved teeth, quite unlike the smooth nature of the leaves of Spiked Speedwell. The leaves are also less hairy.


Easily confused with : Garden Speedwell

The Hybrid of : Spiked Speedwell with Garden Speedwell.

Grows on older sand dunes in the Sefton Coast area of Merseyside.


  Veronica spicata × longifolia  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Plantaginaceae  

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Veronica
(Speedwells)

GARDEN × SPIKED SPEEDWELL

Veronica spicata × longifolia

Plantain Family [Plantaginaceae]  
Formerly in: Figwort Family [Scrophulariaceae]

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