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Veronica flowers

Veronica flowers: characteristics

Leonard Fuchs, a German botanist, was one of the first scholars to rebel against the Greek classifications then in common use, he began a complete description of the new plants discovered together with their relative uses. The genus Veronica was coined precisely by Fuchus who described the genus and species then known in a wonderful work called De historiam stirpum. Veronica officinalis, a plant widespread almost everywhere, has a certain interest in pharmacology. The flowers of veronica, in fact, are dried and have expectorant and vulnerary properties. The flowers of veronica began to have a great resonance in the medical and scientific field especially in 1500 and 1600. Among the flowers of veronica there are those of veronica lutea widespread in the eastern Alps.

Veronica flowers: from light to dark blue


Among the flowers of veronica we remember those of veronica gentianoides which are of Caucasian origin, bloom in the month of May, are porcelain blue in color gathered in terminal clusters. They are flowers that generally bloom on the borders. Veronica incana flowers are typical of Eastern Europe and are small and blue. The propagation of the various species of veronica is carried out by dividing the thickest tufts left on the ground undisturbed for several years. In the months of March and April, the lateral shoots are removed from the ground and then they are usually the strongest and healthiest. They must be transplanted immediately and planted. You can also perform cuttings with lateral shoots to be potted with organic soil and transplant them into the home in the spring of the following year.

The flowers of veronica and summer


It is the summer season that sees the beautiful flowers of veronica bloom. The colors according to the species are pink, bright blue, two-tone, purple blue, white, lavender blue. Veronica flowers have a tubular corolla that can be solitary or gathered in terminal racemes. The inflorescences must be removed after flowering, when they have withered. Among the many varieties of this plant, some of which are suitable for rock gardens, we mention the Rosea; the Shirley Blue; the Trehane. Like all plants, this one also needs well-drained soil to give lush flowers. Veronica flowers bloom in cool locations. To give their best, plants need a soil that is fertilized throughout the vegetative period.

Flowers veronica: The flowers of veronica: the healing properties


Veronica flowers originate from the North American continent but over time they have spread to Europe and Asia. The flowers of this plant are mainly used to decorate villas and gardens. Popular tradition has it that these flowers were given the name Veronica to honor the saint, the pious woman who, seeing Jesus carrying the cross, cleansed his body and face. Veronica flowers have multiple healing properties and can be used to calm certain disorders affecting the respiratory system. From laryngitis to pharyngitis to bronchitis. The dried veronica flowers are also used to relieve gastric disorders. In some cases the flowers of this plant are also used in case of slight sunburn. They are very useful to purify the body.

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