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NZ Plants

Veronica stricta - koromiko

Family: Plantaginaceae

Veronica stricta is a bush shrub similar to H. macrocarpa but distinguished from it by its shorter, broader and less leathery leaves, more narrow flowers with shorter stamen filaments and smaller fruits. Formerly Hebe stricta.
to the North Island where it is common from coastal areas to lower elevations in the mountains.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: bush shrub 3-4 m

Arrangement of parts: asymmetric

Leaf bud: distinct; gap(sinus) absent

Flower size: 3-5mm

Leaf form: undivided, linear, oblong to lance shaped

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 26-106 mm long  by 5-45 mm  wide

Petals: 5, white

Leaf arrangement: in opposite pairs

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 2

Leaf margin: hairs

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: hairless

Fruit: dry, 2-4 mm long