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Hebe decumbens

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Hebe
Species: H. decumbens
Scientific name: Hebe decumbens

Hebe decumbens is a low-growing, open, evergreen shrub, growing to about 20 cm high. The leaves are a somewhat glossy green, and red-edged, about 20 mm long; the branches are almost red/black. The flowers are white, in dense bunches early summer. 
This hebe is found in alpine and subalpine areas in the drier mountains of Marlborough and adjacent parts of Canterbury and Nelson, South Island, New Zealand.

Photographed at Otari Wilton Bush Reserve, Wellington

Leaves and new flower buds

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