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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    (1 of 5)
Other Uses    (0 of 5)
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Moist Soil Full sun
Veronica agrestis Field Speedwell, Green field speedwell


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Veronica agrestis Field Speedwell, Green field speedwell
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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Veronica agrestis is a ANNUAL growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in). It is in leaf all year, in flower all year. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Dryoptera, hymenoptera. 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

Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves  Shoots
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].

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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 haemorrhage[218].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

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

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Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

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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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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