Definition of Common speedwell

1. Noun. Common hairy European perennial with pale blue or lilac flowers in axillary racemes.

Exact synonyms: Gypsyweed, Veronica Officinalis
Generic synonyms: Speedwell, Veronica

Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Speedwell

common seal
common sedge
common sedges
common sense
common shares
common shiner
common shrew
common sickle pine
common snapping turtle
common snipe
common snipes
common snowberry
common soldier
common sorrel
common speedwell (current term)
common spindle tree
common spoonbill
common spotted orchid
common staghorn fern
common starling
common stinkhorn
common stock
common stock equivalent
common stocks
common sunflower
common tarweed
common teasel
common tendinous ring
common thorn apple

Literary usage of Common speedwell

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons (1895)
"It blossoms from June till August, and is almost as common in wet ditches and meadows as its sister, the common speedwell, is in dry and open places. ..."

2. The Indiana Weed Book by Willis Stanley Blatchley (1912)
"96), perennial, prostrate, flowers in terminal spike-like ra- Common speedwell; a, flower; 6, fruit, cemes, leaves oval, stalked, hairy, ..."

3. Nature by Nature Publishing Group, Norman Lockyer (1883)
"The Fertilisation of the common speedwell It at first sight seems quite impossible for either cross or self- fertilisation to take place, as the stamens are ..."

4. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Workedited by Thomas Edward Finegan edited by Thomas Edward Finegan (1922)
"... or common speedwell, was once extensively used as a substitute for tea, and also as a tonic and diuretic. V. Teucrium, or germander- leaved speedwell, ..."

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