Veronica derwentiana

Common name: 

Derwent Speedwell

Family: 

Plantaginaceae
(alternate family: Scrophulariaceae)

Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Grampians, Midlands, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Otway Range, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Gippsland Highlands, Wilsons Promontory, Snowfields, East Gippsland (DEJKNPRSTVWYZ) also SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Moist forest1

Flower description:

White, pale lilac or pale blue1

Habit:

Woody herb to 140 cm1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Leaves are not divided and leaf margins have 30-80 pairs of teeth1

Images:
Image of Veronica derwentiana
Image of Veronica derwentiana
Image of Veronica derwentiana Image: Alison Kellow
Image of Veronica derwentiana Image: Alison Kellow
Conservation status:

Not threatened

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria