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Ivy-leaved speedwell

Veronica hederifolia


Common in winter cereals. Germinates over winter.

1. Cotyledons are large and dull green, closely resembling cleavers but with a point at the tip of the blade rather than a notch.

2. The first true leaves are hairy and toothed, but toothed only in a basel half, unlike field and Buxbaum's speedwell.

3. A prostrate spreading annual with small blue flowers, which dies away in mid-summer.

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