American Brooklime (Veronica americana)

Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
American Brooklime
Veronica americana
Scrophulariaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    Expectorant[172].

  • Edible Use

    Leaves – raw or cooked[62, 85, 105, 172]. A hot flavour, it can be used as a watercress substitute[62].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – sow autumn in a cold frame[200]. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in autumn or spring[200]. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. We have found that it is best to pot up smaller divisions and grow them on in light shade in a greenhouse or cold frame until they are growing away well. Plant them out in the summer or the following spring.
An easily grown plant, succeeding in a moderately fertile wet soil or in shallow water[1, 200]. Prefers cool summers[200]. Plants do not demand high light levels[200]. Closely related to V. beccabunga[1].
N. America – Newfoundland to Alaska, south to California and N. Carolina.

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