Heath Speedwell

Latin Name:

Veronica officinalis

Manx Name:

Lus-chray y faiyr


May - August

Locations where this species is found:

Also known as gypsyweed and Paul's betony, the Manx name for this flower is "Lus-chray y faiyr", which means (loosely) "Clay plant of the grass".

One of several speedwells found on the island, Heath speedwell prefers disturbed ground and is often found in fields.

Like other speedwells, Heath speedwell was once used a substitute for tea and was known as "Europe tea" in 19th century France. It also had many uses in herbal medicine.
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