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see figwortfigwort,
common name for some members of the Scrophulariaceae, a family comprising chiefly herbs and small shrubs and distributed widely over all continents. The family includes a few climbing types and some parasitic and saprophytic forms.
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speedwell

Blue violet flowers in figwort family. Root and leaf tea used as astringent, blood purifier, liver, kidney, lung, asthma, expectorant, diuretic, expectorant, gout, helps heal ulcers. Bitter astringent. Used for stomach, digestion, skin problems. Wild weedy relatives are Ivyleaved speedwell (V. hererifolia), Field Speedwell (V. persica), Germander Speedwell (V. chamaedrys)
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz

speedwell

indicates female faithfulness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 177]
See: Loyalty
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

speedwell

any of various temperate scrophulariaceous plants of the genus Veronica, such as V. officinalis (heath speedwell) and V. chamaedrys (germander speedwell), having small blue or pinkish white flowers
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As part of the Speedwell Trust events, the kids from St Bernard's and Cregagh primary schools in South and East Belfast, waved the flags of each community.
Perth Road pub crawl From the Speedwell Bar, better known as Mennie's, at the top of the crawl down to the Phoenix Bar at the Nethergate, there are plenty stops along the way to wet your whistle.
Thorntree Park has recently had a number of new trees planted, and youngsters from Caldicotes and Thorntree primary schools have added a range of wildflower plants including primroses, buttercups, cranesbill and speedwell.
Bomb squads were called after a resident unearthed the offending machinery while doing some gardening in Speedwell Drive.
I opted for Speedwell, a two-minute drive up the road.