Speedwell Germander
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Taken at Barns Ness on 15th June 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 

Taken at Barns Ness on 14th May 2017 using
Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.
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Taken at Strathclyde Park on 19th April 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode. Fact File

 
Speedwell Germander.
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AKA:
Veronica chamaedris.
Figwort .
A Perennial.

Break Your Mother's Heart, Bird's Eye Speedwell
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Woodland, grassy places, hedgerows.
March - July.
20 - 40 cms.
The heart-shaped flowers of this plant have led to its folk-name of "Break-your-mother's-heart". Another name is "Bird's-eye Speedwell" due to the flower's eye-like appearance. It was thought that if anyone was unwise enough to pick these flowers, a bird would come and peck out their eyes, or even worse, their mother's eyes!