Veronica grosseserrata


Spreading perennial herb with erect flowering stems which have short rigid hairs facing upwards, often mixed with longer spreading hairs. Roots from leaf nodes.

Additional information

  • SynonymVeronica sp. 1
  • FamilyPlantaginaceae (revised from Scrophulariaceae)
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Sizeto 30 cm high
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesPairs of dull green, lance-shaped to triangular leaves 1.2-6.5 cm x 6-35 mm, base straight to rounded, 4-15 pairs of coarse irregular teeth. Hairs found only on the midrib below.
  • Flower colourLavendar or white with darker veins
  • Flowering timeSeptember to March
  • FlowersLoose clusters 4-20 cm long of 4-20 flowers in the axils of upper leaves. Margins and tips of the calyx lobes finely hairy. Capsules glossy and hairless, the lobes spreading and slightly notched.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist soils in wet eucalypt forests and rainforest. Semi-shade to dappled and full shade.
  • Garden useSpreading small herb for a cool moist cottage garden or under established trees.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusOccurs in an isolated patch between Healesville and Narbethong within the Shire.
  • Related speciesEasily confused with Veronica notabilis which occurs in the same area. It has long spreading stem hairs, wedge-shaped leaf bases and rounded lobes on the capsules.
Photographer/s: Marilyn Bull ©

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