Veronica parviflora

Variable shrub but in gardens generally grown as the smaller forms. Leaves to 2.5 cm long, linear-lanceolate, stiff, entire, close-set, spreading or slightly bent back. Flower clusters lateral, 3-4 cm long, simple; summer. Flowers white, close together.

New Zealand, New Caledonia


H. glaucophylla (Ckn) Ckn from New Zealand is a rounded shrub to 1 m tall. Branchlets thin. Leaves lanceolate, to about 1.5 cm long, spreading, waxy-blue, the tip pointed. Flower clusters lateral, mostly 3-5 cm long; summer. Flowers white.

H. rakaiensis (J.B.Armst.) Ckn is very similar but has glossy green, not waxy-blue leaves.

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Scrophulariaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press. (as Hebe parviflora)

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Plantaginaceae
genus        Veronica L.