Herb: Marsh Speedwell


Latin name: Veronica scutellata


Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



Edible parts of Marsh Speedwell:

Leaves - raw or cooked. A bitter flavour.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Perennial


Height:
10 cm
(4 inches)

Flovering:
June to
August

Habitat of the herb:

Ponds, bogs, wet meadows etc, often on acid soils.

Propagation of Marsh Speedwell:

Seed - sow autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. If you have sufficient quantity the seed can be sown outdoors in situ in the autumn or the spring. Division in autumn or spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Ponds, bogs, wet meadows etc, often on acid soils.

Medicinal use of Marsh Speedwell:

None known

Known hazards of Veronica scutellata:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.