Irish wildflowers


Photographs: County Cork


Koromiko
Hebe salicifolia
Niamhscoth shailí
Family: Scrophulariaceae

Flowering: June-October. Evergreen shrub. Garden escape. Introduced.

White or lilac-white flowers in often drooping racemes. Self-seeds. Spear-shaped leaves, opposite, shiny light-green. Slightly toothed. Upright branches. To 2m.

Usually found near habitation. Waste ground, walls, quarries, also occasional on coasts. Mainly recorded from NE Ireland. Garden escape.

Similar: Hedge Veronica, H. x franciscana
     


     

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