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NZ Plants

Veronica diosmifolia

Family: Plantaginaceae

Veronica diosmifolia is a shrub with spreading branches and narrow leaves. Flowers are most commonly arranged on short branching stems forming compact masses of flowers. Formerly Hebe diosmifolia.
An endemic species commonly found in the northern portion of the North Island.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: Bush up to 6 m

Arrangement of parts: asymmetric

Leaf bud: distinct; gap (sinus) narrow to broad, acute

Flower size: 2-2.5 mm

Leaf form: undivided, elliptic to oblong and stiff

Sepals: 5

Leaf size:

Petals: 5, white, pink

Leaf arrangement: in opposite pairs along the stem

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 2

Leaf margin: one to several teeth

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface:  

Fruit: dry