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Western Isles Wildflowers

Western Isles wildflowers is a collection of information about our Hebridean wildflowers including identification hints, traditional herbal uses and general plant lore.


Thyme-leaved Speedwell

Veronica serpyllifolia


Wildflowers : Thyme-leaved Speedwell


The leaves of thyme-leaved speedwell are described as ovate (ellongated egg-shaped) and hairless.

The plant grows to about 20cm tall.

Flowering period May to September.

Thyme-leaved speedwell has creeping stems which root themselves.

This plant likes damp places and is often associated with disturbed ground.

The flowers are small - 6 to 8 mm diameter they grow on the upright stems.

The flowers have four white petals with blue veins radiating outwards.


Thyme-leaved Speedwell is a native plant of the Western Isles.

We have several speedwell species growing in the Western Isles, thyme-leaved speedwell, wall speedwell, heath speedwell (common speedwell), germander speedwell, blue water-speedwell, pink water speedwell and brooklime.


Photography © Frank Stark
South Lochs - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
2nd May 2007

Frank's web site of his nature photography

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