Veronica anagallis-aquatica glandulosa Farw.
Common Name: Pink Water Speedwell
Veronica catenata is occasionally annual, but more commonly a herbaceous perennial with more or less succulent stems that can be erect or decumbent, branched or unbranched; it can grow from 10 - 100cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
This species is widespread with stable populations and does not face any major threats. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Europe - southern Sweden to Portugal, east to Ukraine and Bulgaria; N. America - British Columbia to Quebec, south to California, New Mexico, Virginia
Calcareous springs, rills, sloughs, ditches and shores[
]. Nutrient-rich organic soils on the margins of mesotrophic to eutrophic rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and ditches, as well as in seasonally inundated grassland and arable land[
|Conservation Status||Least Concern
Easily grown in a moderately fertile wet soil or in shallow water. Prefers cool summers[
This species is closely related to Veronica anagallis-aquatica[
Leaves - raw or cooked[
Seed - sow autumn in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer.
If you have sufficient, the seed can be sown in situ in the spring or the autumn.
Division at almost any time in the growing season. Very easy, even a small part of the plant will root if put in water[