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Hebe raoulii

Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Hebe 
Species: Hebe raoulii
Binomial name: Veronica raoulii
Synonyms: Veronica raoulii, Veronica raoulii subsp. Raoulii, Parahebe raoulii, Heliohebe raoulii, Heliohebe raoulii subsp. raoulii

Hebe raoulii is a bushy or decumbent straggling small, much branched, evergreen shrub reaching about 30cm in height. The small, green, spoon-shaped leaves are 2–3 cm long. The edges are red-edge and serrated with >8 teeth on each side. In late spring it develops racemes with lilac-pink to white flowers at the top of the branches. 
This hebe is growing in rocky, open sites >1000m elevation in the drier mountains of Marlborough and Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand.

Photographed at Orari Wilton Native Gardens



The top surface of the leaves.

The underside of the leaves.

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