Pocilla polita (Fr.) Fourr.
Veronica crenulata Sessé & Moc.
Veronica didyma Ten.
Veronica polita is an annual plant, branched at the base with sedumbent stems; it can grow 10 - 30cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a food.
The plant has become naturalized over most of the world[
Eurasia - Norway to Portugal, east to Turkey, the Caucasus, central Asia, Pakistan, the Levant; N. Africa - Macaronesia, Morocco to Egypt
Sunny places and waste ground in lowland all over Japan[
]. A weed of cultivated ground[
Species in this genus are generally easily grown in a moderately fertile moisture retentive well drained soil[
]. Prefers cool summers[
Young leaves and stems - raw or cooked[
]. A sweet flavour[
A decoction of the plant is used in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea and metrorrhagia[
Seed - sow spring in situ. An autumn sowing might also succeed.