Brooklime , Gypsyweed

Veronica spp.

  • leaves are edible raw.

  • leaves are best harvested when young.

  • leaves have a taste that ranges from dull to peppery.

  • stems and flowers are edible raw.

  • plant is high in vitamin C.

  • plant is suitable as a potherb.

  • varieties in the Pacific Northwest include American speedwell (Veronica americana), Common speedwell (Veronica officinalis) and Thyme-leaved speedwell (Veronica serpyllifolia).

  • grows in meadows, streambanks, forested areas and disturbed sites.

  • warning: avoid consuming plants growing near polluted water.

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