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Veronica hederifolia - L.

Common Name Ivy-Leaf Speedwell
Family Scrophulariaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Common in cultivated ground throughout Britain[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Norway south and east to N. Africa and temperate Asia to Japan.
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Weed Potential No
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Moist Soil Full sun
Veronica hederifolia Ivy-Leaf Speedwell


Veronica hederifolia Ivy-Leaf Speedwell

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Veronica hederifolia is a ANNUAL growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in). It is in flower from April to May, and the seeds ripen from May to June. 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. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Plant Habitats

 Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

None known

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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].

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Easily grown in a moderately fertile moisture retentive or dry 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

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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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