Name: Brooklime

Scientific name: Veronica beccabunga

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 50

What are nature stars?

About: As the name suggests, this fleshy, succulent herb grows in the wet margins of streams and ditches. Flowers between May and September.

How to identify: Look for large, rounded leaves and thick, juicy stems. The blue flowers seem tiny in comparison.

Where: Very common, grows all over the UK and Ireland.

Fantastic fact: The flowers of this plant can sometimes be pink.

Photograph credit: Richard Burkmar

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