General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: In Water
Wet
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4-20 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Dehiscent
Other: Hairy, 2-lobed slightly flattened capsule containing up to 30 seeds.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Blue
Purple
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Medicinal Herb
Salad greens
Edible Parts: Leaves
Eating Methods: Raw
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Goes Dormant

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Common names
  • American Speedwell
  • American Brooklime

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Date: July 2018

Photo courtesy of: davidbygott

Photo courtesy of: davidbygott

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