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Veronica polita - Fries.

Common Name Gray field speedwell
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sunny places and waste ground in lowland all over Japan[58].
Range E. Asia - China, Japan.
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Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential No
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Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Veronica polita Gray field speedwell


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Veronica polita Gray field speedwell
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Veronica polita is a ANNUAL growing to 0.3 m (1ft). It is in flower from March to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

V. agrestis. V. polita.

Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves
Edible Uses:

Young leaves and stems - raw or cooked[105, 177]. A sweet flavour[266].

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Medicinal Uses

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Women's complaints

A decoction of the plant is used in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea and metrorrhagia[218].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

We have very little information on this species and do not know how hardy it is in Britain, but judging by its native range it should be possible to grow it as a half-hardy annual, and could perhaps also be autumn sown to overwinter. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Easily grown in a moderately fertile moisture retentive well drained soil[200]. Prefers cool summers[200].

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Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ. An autumn sowing might also succeed.

Other Names

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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

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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