67. Common Field Speedwell

No 67
Common Name: Common Field Speedwell
Scientific Name: Veronica persica
Irish Name: Lus cré garraí
Family: Veronicaceae
Habitat: Found on bare soil, cultivated and waste ground
Uses: In times past there was a tradition among seafaring folk which was to give travellers a little bunch of blue flowers and wishing them ‘Speed Well’.  Some of the species are edible

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