PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Speedwell

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Veronica Americana / Plantaginaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  American brooklime, American speedwell

CONDITIONS: sun/shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

watercress

RAW/COOK

Spring

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

 

 

 

 

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT: Leaves - raw or cooked. A hot flavour, it can be used as a watercress substitute.

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Expectorant.

 

LOOK-A-LIKES:  

 

POISONOUS LOOK-A-LIKES: 

 

OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Veronica+americana
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veronica_americana
  3. http://www.juliasedibleweeds.com/edible-weeds-flowers/speedwell-pretty-blue-flowers