On dry bare ground, tilled fields and walls, this little annual wildflower shows its tiny, brilliant blue flowers (2-4mm across) from April to September. These flowers are a brighter blue than most of the other Speedwells, are borne in dense leafy spikes and are partly hidden by the leaf-like bracts which surround them. The 4-lobed corolla is shorter than the calyx. The oval leaves are coarsely toothed, opposite or alternate and the lower leaves have short leaf-stalks, the upper unstalked. The plant is erect and hairy and it only grows to a height of 15cm. This is a native plant and it belongs to the family Plantaginaceae.
I first recorded this plant in Gibletstown, Co Wexford in 2007 and I photographed it at that time.
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