Veronica officinalis


Common Names: Heath speedwell, common gypsyweed, common speedwell, Paul's betony
Category: Plants
Sub-category: Plaintain family


It is native to Europe and western Asia. It has been introduced to North America and is widely naturalised there. It is a herbaceous perennial with hairy green stems 10 to 50 cm long that cover the ground in mats and send up short vertical shoots which bear soft violet flowers. The leaves are 1.5 to 5 cm long and 1 to 3 cm broad, and softly hairy.

Grows in fields and takes hold in areas that have been disturbed. Blooms from May until August.

Primary Flower Color: Blue/Purple
Secondary Flower Color: White
 
Edible Notes: No available information on edibility.
Warnings: Not known to be dangerous.
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