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  • n. Plural form of speedwell.


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  • Heavy doses of nitrogen fertiliser will tip the competitive balance in favour of grasses, and soon purple wood crane's bill, blood-red greater burnet, frothy white pignut and meadowsweet, yellow lady's bedstraw, globe flower and blue speedwells will vanish, leaving an "improved" pasture – more productive, more profitable, but oh-so dull.

    Make hay meadow photos while the sun shines | Phil Gates

  • Yellow buttercups and blue speedwells in the grass, leaves eager with fresh rain in trees above; chiffchaff and blackcap singing; she was not dead yet.

    Country diary: Wenlock Edge

  • They were in bloom, and so were the speedwells, eglantines, thistles, and the sweetbriar that sprang up from the thickets.

    Madame Bovary

  • Many speedwells still remain in fine condition, notably _Veronica longifolia; _ they are a hardy and a showy race of plants, and will grow anywhere.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 299, September 24, 1881

  • (Fig.  120, _H_), and speedwells (_Veronica_) have duller-colored or smaller flowers.

    Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany For High Schools and Elementary College Courses

  • He had let his senses sink into the sunlit greenery of the towering woods opposite; he had watched the spiders and the little shining beetles, the flycatchers, and sparrows in the ivy; touched the mosses and the lichens; looked the speedwells in the eye; dreamed of he knew not what.

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

  • People came forward with dainty bunches of flowers to complete her toilet, sweet wild flowers they were, delicate speedwells and forget-me-nots with their fresh green, and their innocent blue eyes; the warm scarlet pimpernel, violets, snowdrops, heather bells, and ladies 'white petticoats.

    Cornwall's Wonderland

  • His camera obscura haunted with flashing water and speedwells and daisies and horse-gowans, he fell fast asleep, and dreamed that his father and he were defending the castle from a great company of pirates, with the old captain at the head of them.

    Warlock o' Glenwarlock

  • Remember trifluralin (while it is still available for use) is approved for pre-emergence use only and brings some additional activity against weeds including poppies, speedwells and blackgrass.

    FWi - All News

  • There were also celandines, daffodils, violets, primroses and a couple of speedwells.

    Crafty Green Poet


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