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NZ Plants

Veronica rigidula

Family: Plantaginaceae

Veronica rigidula, is a small many branched shrub with erect to spreading branches and narrow, concave leaves. Hairs are present on young branches and leaves are in an erect to horizontal orientation. Also known as Hebe rigidula.
An endemic species restricted to the northern portion of the South Island (Richmond Range area).

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: branched bush up to 1/2 m

Arrangement of parts: asymmetric

Leaf bud: distinct; gap(sinus) small

Flower size: 2-5 x 2 mm

Leaf form: narrow-elliptic

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 10-30  mm

Petals: 5, white, pink

Leaf arrangement: in opposite pairs

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 2

Leaf margin: smooth

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: hairs

Fruit: dry, 4-5 mm long