Syn.: Veronica spicata L., Veronica clusii R. et Sch., Veronica squamosa J. et C. Presl, Veronica glandulifera Opiz, Hedystachys spicata (L.) Fourr., Veronica porphyriana Pavlov, Pseudolysimachion porphyrianum (Pavlov) Holub in Holub et Pouzar, Veronica viscosula Klokov, Veronica maeotica Klokov, Veronica paczoskiana Klokov, Veronica pseudoorchidea (Pacz.) Klokov, Pseudolysimachion viscosulum (Klokov) Soják
Family: Scrophulariaceae Juss.

Pseudolysimachion spicatum

Pseudolysimachion spicatum

Distribution: Eurasian species, from Northeastern Spain to the Balkan Peninsula, from Southern Scandinavia through Southern Siberia to river Yenisei.

Ecology: Grows on sunny grassy slopes, in meadows and pastures, from lowlands to foothills.

Description: Perennial herb with an erect and unbranched stem, 10–50 cm high. The leaves are opposite, ovate to lanceolate, the flowers in dense terminal raceme, corolla blue, rarely pink. Flowers from June to September. The fruit is a capsule.

Endangering and Protection: The Spiked Speedwell is an endangered species in some countries (CZ).

Pseudolysimachion spicatumPseudolysimachion spicatum
Pseudolysimachion spicatum

Photos: 12. and 14. 7. 2003 (Czechia, Malhostovická pecka and Brno, Hády), July 2006 (Czechia, Čejkovické Špidláky).