Common Field-speedwell on The Lizard in Cornwall

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Spotted in the field above Kennack Sands car park on The Lizard in Cornwall.

Insight: Although Common Field-speedwell (Veronica persica) is very familiar, often regarded as a weed, it’s a native of Caucasus and Iran and was introduced to Britain. It flowers all year and can be found throughout the British Isles.

It’s one of twenty or so speedwells found in the UK though some, like the Spiked Speedwell (Veronica spicata) and Fingered Speedwell (Veronica triphyllos), are very rare and specially protected by law.

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