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Veronica derwentiana

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Plantaginaceae
Scientific name  Veronica derwentiana
Order  Lamiales
Genus  Veronica
Rank  Species
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Similar  Derwentia, Veronica nivea, Veronica formosa, Veronica perfoliata

Veronica derwentiana (Derwent speedwell ) is a flowering plant species of the family Plantaginaceae, endemic to south-eastern Australia. It is sometimes included in the genus Parahebe or Derwentia. It is a woody herb which grows to 140 cm high. Leaves are 5 to 20 cm long, with a cuneate, truncate or cordate base and toothed margins. The flowers are white, pale lilac or pale blue and appear in 5 to 20 cm long racemes of 40 to 100 flowers in summer. The species occurs in a variety of habitats including eucalypt forest and alpine herbfields in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia. It is often seen on disturbed sites.

Taxonomy

The species was first formally described by H.C. Andrews in 1808 in The Botanist's Repository for New and Rare Plants . Subspecies include:

  • V. derwentiana Andrews subsp. derwentiana
  • V. derwentiana subsp. homalodonta (B.G.Briggs & Ehrend.) B.G.Briggs
  • V. derwentiana subsp. maideniana (Gand.) B.G.Briggs
  • V. derwentiana subsp. subglauca (B.G.Briggs & Ehrend.) B.G.Briggs
  • References

    Veronica derwentiana Wikipedia


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