Thyme-leaved Speedwell growing on rock

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Thyme-leaved Speedwell growing on rock

Post by jimmymac2 » Fri May 29, 2015 8:08 am

Has anyone else seen Thyme-leaved Speedwell growing directly on rock? I found a few plants growing on roadside rocks the other day but I can't find any references about it. Some info about what I saw: http://www.ispotnature.org/node/680482?nav=search
I'll post the picture directly onto the site later. :P
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Re: Thyme-leaved Speedwell growing on rock

Post by Lancashire Lad » Fri May 29, 2015 11:47 am

Many "woodland" and "wayside" plants can be found growing in the most obscure of places.

Given half a chance, and with enough moisture and nutrients they will grow pretty much anywhere.

Mortar joints in brick and stone walls - small holes and crevices in tree trunks - even old discarded pots and pans etc. etc.

You name it - if the seed can germinate - it will!

Obviously the nature and location of the growing medium may well have an effect on whether the plant can attain full healthy growth. ;)


It might be worth mentioning that one of the main reasons that the flower / plant / tree forums were created here on UK Fungi was with a view to trying to get assistance with identifying plants /trees (the associated organism(s)) when some unidentified fungus has been found growing on or nearby the plant in question.

No doubt we will all try to help ID plants/trees wherever we can, but our knowledge of the subject might be a bit lacking - I know mine is. :oops: :D

We had a few people with superb botanical knowledge on the now defunct WAB forums - and it would be fantastic if one or two of them were to discover and look in now and again here on UK Fungi. ;)

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Re: Thyme-leaved Speedwell growing on rock

Post by jimmymac2 » Fri May 29, 2015 1:20 pm

Thanks for the information, Mike. Here's the photo:
DSCN1637 r2.jpg
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Re: Thyme-leaved Speedwell growing on rock

Post by JennyS » Fri May 29, 2015 7:41 pm

Any chance of larger images of the flowers and leaves as its not possible to see the details clearly enough...

Added - sorry, just followed the link to iSpot and yes, Thyme-leaved Speedwell
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Re: Thyme-leaved Speedwell growing on rock

Post by jimmymac2 » Sat May 30, 2015 6:44 am

I'll add the photos anyway, so people don't have to follow the link:
DSCN1635 r.jpg
Flower
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Leaves
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Re: Thyme-leaved Speedwell growing on rock

Post by poschiavanus » Tue Jul 28, 2015 3:37 pm

It self-seeds from the lawn very well amongst the brick pavers of our driveway, so why not on rocks!

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