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NZ Plants

Veronica parviflora - koromiko taranga

Family: Plantaginaceae

Veronica parviflora is a tall spreading shrub or small tree with pairs of narrow leaves occurring only at ends of branches  and white flowers in unbranched spikes. Formerly Hebe parviflora.
An endemic species found throughout New Zealand in scrub, along rivers and forest margins from coastal to mountain areas.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: tall shrub to small tree 5-10 m

Arrangement of parts: asymmetric


Flower size: m

Leaf form: undivided,

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 25-6 x 1.5-7 mm

Petals: 5, white

Leaf arrangement: opposite pairs

Sexuality: bisexual or female

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 2

Leaf margin: hairs

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: hairless

Fruit: dry