Green Field-speedwell Veronica agrestis

October 9th 2014

Green Field-speedwell Veronica agrestis

On 30th September, Pat Evans came across a plant new to the north of Assynt whilst she was weeding her vegetable beds at Nedd. It was an inconspicuous white-flowered annual of cultivated ground called Green Field-speedwell Veronica agrestis. It was first recorded in ‘cornfields at Elphin and Knockain’ in 1894, seen again at Inchnadamph in 1966 and at Lochinver, Achmelvich and Clashnessie during the 1990’s .

Ian Evans

Green Field-speedwell Veronica agrestis Nedd. Photo I. Evans
Green Field-speedwell Veronica agrestis Nedd. Photo I. Evans

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