Mount Lofty Speedwell  |  

Veronica derwentiana subsp. homalodonta

Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list

The Mount Lofty Speedwell is a large herbaceous plant that grows to 1.5 m in height and 2 m across. The stems of the subspecies emerge annually from a long-lived rootstock, forming a large clump. The subspecies has large toothed leaves and tubular white, or pale lilac to pale blue, flowers that occur in large stalked clusters at the ends of the branches.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Listing Advices, Veronica derwentiana subsp. homalodonta

    Such threats may include disease; severe drought or flood scouring.