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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Veronica gracilis 
Common Name:slender speedwell 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Bird Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
15-30 cm x 1 m
Foliage:Pairs of narrow lance-shaped leaves 1-3 cm x 1.5-9 mm, tip tapering, margins entire or with few pointed teeth.
Flowers:Open clusters of pale blue with darker veins 1-6 cup-shaped flowers in upper leaf axils. Capsule glossy with few fine erect hairs near tip. September-December
Dainty spreading ground cover. Can be used as a suckering groundcover plant in a large container.  Roots freely from underground stem.

  1. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us) 
  2. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos) 
  3. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  4. Whitehorse Council information 
  5. iNaturalist 
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical) 

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