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veronica arvensis - L.

Common Name Corn Speedwell
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Cultivated ground, grassland and on heaths, in more or less open habitats and usually on dry soils[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Sweden south and east to N. Africa, central and western Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
veronica arvensis Corn Speedwell


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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veronica arvensis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5. It is in flower from Mar to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, 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 dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats

 Lawn; Meadow;

Edible Uses

None known

Medicinal Uses



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Alterative;  Antiscorbutic;  Diuretic.

The herb is alterative, antiscorbutic and diuretic[240]. It is used in the treatment of scurvy, impurities of the blood etc[240]. It is also used as a remedy for scrofulous affections, especially of the skin, and is bruised and applied externally for healing burns, ulcers, whitlows and the mitigation of painful piles[240].

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Easily grown in a moderately fertile moisture retentive or dry well drained soil[200]. Prefers cool summers[200].

Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

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 :

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Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Veronica agrestisField Speedwell, Green field speedwell11
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Veronica anagallis-aquaticaWater Speedwell22
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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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Readers comment

John fielding   Thu Mar 30 2006

Very informative

Bleaklowjohn Pictures of countryside and moorland

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