Herb: Field Speedwell
Latin name: Veronica agrestis
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Medicinal use of Field Speedwell:A decoction of the plant is used in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea and haemorrhage.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Cultivated ground throughout Britain, common in the north, local in the south.
Edible parts of Field Speedwell:Leaves and young shoots - raw or cooked. A bitter flavour. A famine food, it is only used when all else fails.
Propagation of the herb:Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.
Cultivation of Field Speedwell:Cultivated ground throughout Britain, common in the north, local in the south.
Known hazards of Veronica agrestis:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.