Digger's Speedwell, Blue Veronica

Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Veronica
Species: perfoliata
Main Flower Colour: Blue

Description

This unusual low shrub can be found in the understorey between about 700 to 1200m where it often masquerades as a small eucalypt. Its blue-grey, rounded leaves are in pairs, fused around the upright stems. Bright blue or mauve-blue flowers have 4 petals and are about 2cm across.

Flowering start in November and ends in January.

Identification

The main flower colour is blue. Also known as Derwentia perfoliata; previously known as Parahebe perfoliata

References

http://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/interns-2003/derwentia-perfoliata.html

Created: 28 Feb 2015 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

SEH - South Eastern Highlands

Specifics

Brindabella Ranges, NSW/ACT

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