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Veronica agrestis - L.
                 
Common Name Field Speedwell, Green field speedwell
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Cultivated ground throughout Britain, common in the north, local in the south[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Norway south and east to N. Africa, W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Veronica agrestis Field Speedwell, Green field speedwell


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Veronica agrestis Field Speedwell, Green field speedwell
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Physical Characteristics
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Veronica agrestis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in). It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jan to December. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Dryoptera, hymenoptera, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves and young shoots - raw or cooked. A bitter flavour[K]. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails[179].
Medicinal Uses


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Women's complaints.

A decoction of the plant is used in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea and haemorrhage[218].
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Easily grown in a moderately fertile moisture retentive well drained soil[200]. Prefers cool summers[200].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.
Other Names
Found In
Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Veronica americanaAmerican Brooklime, American speedwell21
Veronica anagallis-aquaticaWater Speedwell22
Veronica arvensisCorn Speedwell01
Veronica beccabungaBrooklime, European speedwell11
Veronica catenata 10
Veronica chamaedrysGermander Speedwell11
Veronica hederifoliaIvy-Leaf Speedwell01
Veronica longifoliaGarden Speedwell, Long-Leaf Speedwell10
Veronica officinalisCommon Speedwell12
Veronica peregrinaNecklace Weed, Neckweed, Hairy purslane speedwell02
Veronica politaGray field speedwell21
Veronica scutellataMarsh Speedwell, Skullcap speedwell10
Veronica spuriabastard speedwell10
Veronica undulataUndulate speedwell11
Veronicastrum axillare 02
Veronicastrum sibiricumBlackroot02
Veronicastrum virginicumBeaumont's Root, Culver's root, Bowman's Root, Culver's Root, Black Root03
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