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Water Speedwell

This delightful pale blue flower appears mainly along rivers and streams where the water is not fast flowing but it can also be found in wet woodlands.

Each flower is classic speedwell family shaped and each stem can have several stalks and each stalk several flowers so where they grow together they can appear as quite an impressive site although on closer inspection it can be a bit of a tangled mass!


Common Name Water Speedwell
Scientific Name Veronica anagallis-aquatica
Species Group Speedwell Family Veronicaceae
Interest Level
Look for
Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Figwort family - Scrophulariaceae
Status Occasional
Flower Colour Group Blue
  • 06 - June
  • 07 - July
  • 08 - August
Preferred Environment
Look for Water side plants with spikes of attractive pale blue flowers
Additional Identification Notes
Similar Species

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Notebook Distribution Map Sites List Some Charts Some Photographs Recent Records Guidance Notes

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Speedwell Family Veronicaceae