Speedwell or Veronica

Veronica anagallis-aquatica

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Veronica anagallis-aquatica is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family Plantaginaceae known by the common names water speedwell, blue water-speedwell, and brook pimpernel. Its true native range is not clear, but the plant is present on most continents, and in most places it is probably naturalized. It occurs in many types of moist and wet habitat, and it is semi-aquatic, often growing in shallow water along streambanks, in ponds, and in other wetland

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The common name of the Water Speedwell is also Veronica. The class is called Magnoliosida,the order is Scrophulariales, the family is Scrophulariale-Figwort family*, the genus is Veronica L.-Speedwell, the species is Veronica anagagis-aquatica L.- Water Speedwell. It lives in many types of moist and wet habitats and it is semi-aquatic, often growing in shallow water along stream banks, in ponds and in other wet land enviroments. It is native to Europe, including Britain and Norway. It is edible and medicinal. They’re reasonably useful plants. It can help with colds and coughs. In eastern North America it grows in and near streams. The Water Speedwell are quite easy to grow and they last long. They can tolerate most soil conditions. (*Veronica has recently been reclassified into Plantaginaceae.)

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Plants Profile For Veronica Anagalis
Water Speedwell
Plant Database

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Sources and Credits

  1. (c) Don Loarie, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), https://www.flickr.com/photos/loarie/9654448953/
  2. (c) eyeweed, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-ND), http://www.flickr.com/photos/12626159@N05/5220111857
  3. (c) Andrey Zharkikh, some rights reserved (CC BY), https://www.flickr.com/photos/zharkikh/9148825112/
  4. Adapted by kristen_himm from a work by (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronica_anagallis-aquatica
  5. Adapted by albuquerqueherbalism from a work by (c) kristen_himm, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA)

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