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Hebe gracillina

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

Hebe gracillima is a native, upright, open, evergreen, bushy shrub found damp places around Westport and in montane to lowland sites in the north west part of South Island. It obtains a height of >2 m. The green leaves are about 4 cm long. Long slender white flower spikes appear in spring and summer.
Recent research has subsumed this species with Hebe leiophylla.

Photographed at 
Southern Woods Plant Nursery, Templeton, Christchurch.