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NZ Plants

Veronica stenophylla

Family: Plantaginaceae

Veronica stenophylla is a many branched shrub with long, narrow leaves and spikes of pink to white flowers. Formerly known as Hebe parviflora var angustifolia .
An endemic species with many varieties, found in the central North Island to the northern portion of the South Island.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: shrub up to 2 m

Arrangement of parts: asymmetric

Leaf bud: distinct gap (sinus) absent

Flower size: 4-5 mm

Leaf form: undivided, linear

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 87 x 9.5 mm

Petals: 5, pink, white

Leaf arrangement: in opposite pairs

Sexuality: bisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 2

Leaf margin: hairs

Ovary: above petals

Leaf surface: sparse hairs

Fruit: dry