Herb latin name: Veronica spuria
Synonyms: Pseudolysimachion spurium
Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Edible parts of Veronica spuria:Leaves and young shoots - raw or cooked. A famine food, they are only used when all else fails.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Mountain slopes and steppes around. 1100 metres in NW Xinjiang province, China.
Propagation of Veronica spuria: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:Mountain slopes and steppes around. 1100 metres in NW Xinjiang province, China.
Medicinal use of Veronica spuria:None known
Known hazards of Veronica spuria:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.