Western Isles Wildflowers
Western Isles wildflowers is a collection of information about our Hebridean wildflowers including identification hints, traditional herbal uses and general plant lore.
The leaves of thyme-leaved speedwell are described as ovate (ellongated egg-shaped) and hairless.
The plant grows to about 20cm tall.
Flowering period May to September.
Thyme-leaved speedwell has creeping stems which root themselves.
This plant likes damp places and is often associated with disturbed ground.
The flowers are small - 6 to 8 mm diameter they grow on the upright stems.
The flowers have four white petals with blue veins radiating outwards.
Thyme-leaved Speedwell is a native plant of the Western Isles.
We have several speedwell species growing in the Western Isles, thyme-leaved speedwell, wall speedwell, heath speedwell (common speedwell), germander speedwell, blue water-speedwell, pink water speedwell and brooklime.
Photography © Frank Stark
South Lochs - Isle of Lewis - Outer Hebrides (Western Isles)
2nd May 2007
Frank's web site of his nature photography