Veronica persica 

Persian Speedwell

Names and Myths

Veronica named for St Veronica from Latin vera, true, Greek eicon image.

 officinalis of apothecary shops

Speedwell – tradition of handing ship voyagers a bouquets of blue flowers and wishing them to “Speed well”.9

Natural history / Folklore

To small and bitter for use as a food plant it found its way into herbal medicine. It was brewed to treat colds, and as an expectorant and earned the name spit-well. Its herbal usage may be based on the bitter is better school of medicine.9


Opposite leaved with tiny often violet colored 4 pettaled flowers, the lowest petal being smaller than the other three.

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