Hebe stricta

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Koromiko
Koromiko flower (Hebe stricta).jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Hebe
Species: H. stricta
Binomial name
Hebe stricta

Hebe stricta, commonly called koromiko, is a plant of the family Plantaginaceae, which is endemic to New Zealand. Recently Hebe stricta has been reclassified and the botanical name has changed to Veronica stricta.

A hebe found throughout the North Island with long pale green leaves and tiny white flowers in summer into a dense inflourences longer than the leaves . The koromiko is a hardy plant and does not tolerate shade. Full sun only and prefers open habitats on edge of bush and wetlands as it tolerates wet areas.

Varieties[edit]

There are two varieties of this species:

  • Hebe stricta var. atkinsonii
  • Hebe stricta var. macroura

Uses[edit]

The young leaves and shoots is eaten to control Diarrhoea and dysentery It is a pioneer plant useful to plant as a nurse crop for revegetation planting.

Synonyms[edit]

These synonyms are cited by Germplasm Resources Information Network [1]

  • Hebe macroura (Hook. f. ex Benth.) Cockayne & Allan [≡ Hebe stricta var. macroura]
  • Hebe parkinsoniana (Colenso) Cockayne
  • Hebe salicifolia var. angustissima (Cockayne) Cockayne & Allan [= Hebe stricta var. atkinsonii]
  • Hebe salicifolia var. atkinsonii (Cockayne) Cockayne & Allan [≡ Hebe stricta var. atkinsonii]
  • Hebe salicifolia var. stricta (Banks & Sol. ex Benth.) Cockayne & Allan
  • Veronica macroura Hook. f. ex Benth. [≡ Hebe stricta var. macroura]
  • Veronica parkinsoniana Colenso
  • Veronica salicifolia var. angustissima Cockayne [= Hebe stricta var. atkinsonii]
  • Veronica salicifolia var. atkinsonii Cockayne [≡ Hebe stricta var. atkinsonii]
  • Veronica salicifolia var. stricta (Banks & Sol. ex Benth.) Hook. f.
  • Veronica stricta Banks & Sol. ex Benth. (basionym)

 This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Department of Agriculture.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hebe stricta". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 21 January 2018.