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Veronica americana

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Plantaginaceae
Scientific name  Veronica americana
Rank  Species
Order  Lamiales
Genus  Veronica
Higher classification  Speedwell
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Similar  Speedwell, Veronica peregrina, Veronica anagallis‑aquatica, Plantaginaceae, Veronica scutellata

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Veronica americana, variously called American brooklime or American speedwell, is a plant native to temperate and arctic Asia and North America where it grows in streams and bottomlands.

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It is a herbaceous perennial with glabrous stems 10–100 cm long that bear terminal or axillary racemes or spikes of soft violet flowers. The leaves are 1.5–8 cm long and 3 to 20 times as long as wide, short-petiolate, glabrous, serrate to almost entire.

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The plant can be confused with Scutellaria (skullcap) and other members of the mint family. Members of the mint family have square sided stems, and Veronica species have rounded stems.

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Uses

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American speedwell is used both as food and as a medicinal plant. It is rich in nutrients and is reported to have a flavor similar to watercress.

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References

Veronica americana Wikipedia


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