Green Field-speedwell (Veronica agrestis)

October 9th 2014

Green Field-speedwell Veronica agrestis

On 30th September 2014, 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

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