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:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
10 cm
(4 inches)

Flovering:
January to
December

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.