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A large New Zealand and Australian genus. In New Zealand alone there are 35 named varieties, and from their abundance of flowers form a conspicuous feature in the Mountain scenery.
1. O Nitida, a small tree abundant throughout the Northern and Middle Islands, Tongariro, Mount Egmont, Ruahine and Nelson mountain ranges. Alt. 4000.
2. The Veronica in New Zealand is remarkable for the variety and beauty of its species, growing frequently on the edge of the forest of mountain ranges. Veronica laevis, a small hardy plant with numerous delicate white flowers.