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Wicklow Mountains National Park
Germander Speedwell

Germander Speedwell, Lus Cr� Tal�n, Veronica chamaedrys

The small bright blue flowers of Germander Speedwell are a common sight on the lawns and path verges around the Park Information Office at the Upper Lake in Glendalough during the month of June. Its name alludes to the fact that the flowers fall and blow away almost as soon as the plant is picked. The phrase �speedwell� is equivalent to farewell or goodbye. Another member of the speedwell family, Heath Speedwell, can be found on the upland areas of the Park from June to August. This smaller plant with paler blue to almost white flowers can be seen from June to August.