Veronica notabilis F.Muell. ex Benth.

Forest Speedwell

Fl. Austral. 4: 511 (1868) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Stoloniferous perennial; flowering stems to 40 cm high, hairs long, soft, spreading or antrorsely curved, cells of the hairs often collapsed. Leaves ovate to narrow-ovate, mostly 3.5–6 cm long, 10–25 mm wide, apex acute, base cuneate, margins with 5–12 pairs of antrorse or spreading teeth; petiole 6–17 mm long. Racemes lateral, mostly 5–17.5 cm long, 10–20-flowered; peduncle 1–7 cm long; bracts 3.5–10 mm long; fruiting pedicels spreading or upcurved, 5–17 mm long. Calyx-lobes 5–7 mm long, 2–2.5 mm wide in fruit, with short curved hairs on margins but usually c. glabrous towards apex; corolla 4–8 mm long, lavender or white with darker veins. Cap-sule obcordate with rounded lobes, 4–5.5 mm long and slightly broader, glabrous, glossy; style c. 3–4.5 mm long. Flowers spring and summer.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, HFE, HNF, HSF, MonT, OtR, SnM, Strz, VAlp, WPro. Also NSW, Tas. Moderately common in tall eucalypt forest, mostly east of Melbourne, but also Otway and Macedon Ranges.

In the eastern part of its range, this species occurs with the closely allied Veronica grosseserrata, which grows in similar habitats, and intergrades are common.

Source: Briggs, B.G.; Barker, W.R. (1999). Veronica. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Frank Udovicic, 2014-11-10
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
genus Veronica
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Veronica notabilis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Veronica notabilis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Gippsland Plain present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Otway Ranges present native
Strzelecki Ranges present native
Monaro Tablelands present native
Highlands-Far East present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

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New South Wales