Thyme-leaved Speedwell wildflower photographed near the RSPB wildlife Belfast Wildlife reserve on the south shore of Belfast Lough on 2 June 2011:  Looking north from close by this point .

Flowering time: March-October. Perennial. Native to British Isles. Flowers pale-blue to white with dark blue lines, in terminal racemes. Oblong calyx lobes. Short-stalked oval leaves are hairless/slightly downy: More or less untoothed. Creeping, rooting stem with erect flower stalks. To 20cm.  Abundant in most areas. Found on grassland, heaths, open woodland, waste ground, roadsides.

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Last updated Friday June 20, 2014