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Uses

Edible uses

Notes

Leaves - raw or cooked[1][2][3][4]. They can be added to salads, mixed with water cress or cooked with other strongly flavoured greens[5][6]. A pungent flavour, although the leaves are wholesome they are not very palatable[2][7].

Leaves

Material uses

There are no material uses listed for Veronica beccabunga.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

The whole plant is alterative, antiscorbutic, very mildly diuretic, emmenagogue and febrifuge[2][5][8][9]. It is of little benefit as a medicinal herb, but has a beneficial laxative effect when included in the diet[5]. The leaves are used in the treatment of scurvy, impurity of the blood etc[10]. The plant is bruised and applied externally as a politic on burns, ulcers, whitlows, etc[10].

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Ecological Functions

Nothing listed.

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

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, the seed can be sown in situ in the spring or the autumn.

Division at almost any time in the growing season. Very easy, even a small part of the plant will root if put in water[K].

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Cultivation

Easily grown in a moderately fertile wet soil, growing best in water up to 15cm deep[11][12]. Prefers cool summers[12]. Plants do not demand high light levels[12]. A good bee plant[11].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

There are no interactions listed for Veronica beccabunga. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.

Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Veronica beccabunga.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Veronica beccabunga
Genus
Veronica
Family
Scrophulariaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
5
Heat Zone
?
Water
aquatic
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
    Ecosystems
    Native Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Adapted Climate Zones
    None listed.
    Native Geographical Range
    None listed.
    Native Environment
    None listed.
    Ecosystem Niche
    None listed.
    Root Zone Tendancy
    None listed.
    Life
    Deciduous or Evergreen
    ?
    Herbaceous or Woody
    ?
    Life Cycle
    Growth Rate
    ?
    Mature Size
    Fertility
    Pollinators
    Flower Colour
    ?
    Flower Type

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    References

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    3. ? 3.03.1 Mabey. R. Food for Free. Collins ISBN 0-00-219060-5 (1974-00-00)
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    7. ? 7.07.1 Loewenfeld. C. and Back. P. Britain's Wild Larder. David and Charles ISBN 0-7153-7971-2 ()
    8. ? 8.08.1 Triska. Dr. Hamlyn Encyclopaedia of Plants. Hamlyn ISBN 0-600-33545-3 (1975-00-00)
    9. ? 9.09.1 Lust. J. The Herb Book. Bantam books ISBN 0-553-23827-2 (1983-00-00)
    10. ? 10.010.110.2 Chopra. R. N., Nayar. S. L. and Chopra. I. C. Glossary of Indian Medicinal Plants (Including the Supplement). Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi. (1986-00-00)
    11. ? 11.011.1 Baines. C. Making a Wildlife Garden. ()
    12. ? 12.012.112.212.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
    13. ? Clapham, Tootin and Warburg. Flora of the British Isles. Cambridge University Press (1962-00-00)

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