(Veronica spp) The name means goodbye. We are asked to believe that the plants got this widely used name because the blossoms when full fall off and fly away. Forget-me-not, now applied to quite a different plant, was apparently once given to the speedwell, for the same reason. But Andrew Young suggested that if "speed" means the same as in "speed the plough", then perhaps the name means good luck. (see also GERMANDER SPEEDWELL).

Spergula arvensis > CORN SPURREY

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