Veronica chillensis Kunth
Veronica sherwoodii M.Peck
Veronica xalapensis Kunth
Common Name: Necklace Weed
Veronica peregrina is an annual to biennial plant growing from a short, slender rootstock. The erect to somewhat decumbent stem is often much-branched from the base, the branches diffuse, the plant grows 5 - 25cm tall[
The plant is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine.
The species is widespread and while it is possibly declining in parts of its range, it is not thought that any global population decline is likely to meet (or be close to meeting) the threshold for Vulnerable. The plant is classified as 'Least Concern' in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(2013)[
Veronica peregrina is a very widespread weed.
Widely spread in the Americas from Alaska and Yukon to Argentina and Chile, also in the Caribbean.
Wet places, especially on river banks in lowland areas[
]. Cultivated ground and damp waste places in Britain[
]. Along muddy banks and flats, in marshy and inundated places, near ditches, in gardens and vineyards[
Species in this genus are generally easily grown in a moderately fertile moisture retentive well drained soil[
]. Prefers cool summers[
The whole plant is emmenagogue and haemostatic[
]. It promotes the knitting together of broken bones[
]. A decoction is used in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea, fractures, haemoptysis and traumatic injuries[
Seed - sow spring or late summer in situ.