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Speedwell (Common)

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Speedwell (Common)

Habitat

They are found in fields, open woods, often in large masses trailing along the ground.

Description

They are tiny purple flowers bunched on long stems that grow where the leaves meet the stem of the plant. The plant’s stem is hairy. They bloom May through August.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Small irregular flowers on spike on top
Flower Color: Purple
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Plant Type: Wildflower (Tall - 1-3 feet)
Leaf Type: Oblong and toothed

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