Water Speedwell is a
perennial plant of the UK, typically found growing in water margins and wetlands, to a mature height of up to 30cm.
Water Speedwell, as the name suggests, is an aquatic plant. It may be distinguished from Brooklime (another aquatic speedwell) by its taller height, paler lilac flowers, more elongated leaves and sharply-toothed leaf margins.
Botanic classification and naming: Water Speedwell is a member of the Plantain (Plantaginaceae) family. The genus name
'Veronica' identifies the plant as a Speedwell and its species name 'anagallis-aquatica' means 'repeat-flowering water plant'.