Agerella arvensis (L.) Fourr.
Cardia arvensis (L.) Dulac
Veronica sartoriana Boiss. & Heldr.
Common Name: Corn Speedwell
Veronica arvensis is an erect or ascending annual to biennial plant growingfrom a slender rootstock. The stem can be unbranched or with spreading branches; it can grow 5 - 30cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for use as a medicine.
The plant is a weed of cultivated ground that has become naturalized virtually worldwide[
Eurasia - Norway to Portugal, east through Turkey and the Caucasus to C. Asia, Afghanistan, India, south to the Levant; N. Africa - Morocco to Tunisia
Cultivated ground, grassland and on heaths, in more or less open habitats and usually on dry soils[
]. A weed in fields, rarely on dry slopes, in sandy-pebbly soils, on loess mounds of foothills; at elevations up to 2,000 metres[
Species in this genus are generally easily grown in a moderately fertile moisture retentive well drained soil[
]. Prefers cool summers[
The herb is alterative, antiscorbutic and diuretic[
]. It is used in the treatment of scurvy, impurities of the blood etc[
]. It is also used as a remedy for scrofulous affections, especially of the skin, and is bruised and applied externally for healing burns, ulcers, whitlows and the mitigation of painful piles[
Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.