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Hebe lycopodioides subsp. lycopodioes

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

Hebe lycopodioides is represented by subsp. lycopodioes (the typical form) and a subsp. patula.
Hebe lycopodioides subsp. lycopodioes is a common clubmoss hebe found on alpine grasslands in the drier mountains to the east of the Southern Alps, mainly in Marlborough and Canterbury, South Island, NZ.
Hebe lycopodioides subsp. lycopodioes can be identified yellowish or yellowish green stems that are squared in appearance. It is a whipcord hebe of variable habit, growing from 5cm to about 50 cm. The yellow-green minute leaves are clasped around the stem; the leaves have a distinct, yellowish, blunt point.
White flowers are seen at the tips of the branches during summer.

Otari Native Botanic Garden and Wilton's Bush Reserve. Wellington