Brooklime, plant

$9.90 incl. GST

Usually Available: March to December
Shipping: NOT Western Australia or Tasmania, NOT internationally
Botanical Name: Veronica beccabunga
Pot Size: 50mm tube
Cultivation: Cool root run essential

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Brooklime plant, Veronica beccabunga, is usually found growing near water. The leaves are eaten raw in salad or cooked as a vegetable. Rich in chlorophyll, Vit A, Vit C and minerals. A European folk remedy for coughs, fevers, scurvy and skin disease. An infusion of leaves is used as a spring tonic. Brooklime plant is a native of UK and prefers moist soils, pond margins or stream banks in a protected, shaded position. Flowers from spring to summer. Frost resistant but drought tender. A perennial ground cover growing to a height of 0.45m with a spread of 1m.

NB. Cool root run is essential for success with this species