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Veronica blakelyi - profile

Indicative distribution

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The areas shown in pink and/purple are the sub-regions where the species or community is known or predicted to occur. They may not occur thoughout the sub-region but may be restricted to certain areas. ( click here to see geographic restrictions). The information presented in this map is only indicative and may contain errors and omissions.
Scientific name: Veronica blakelyi
Conservation status in NSW: Vulnerable
Commonwealth status: Not listed
Gazetted date: 10 Jun 2016
Profile last updated: 07 Jan 2019


A small hairless and bluish shrub to 50 cm high, with one to several erect, softly woody stems arising from a narrow rootstock; stems are mostly unbranched below the flower sprays, and die back after fruiting. The roundish leaves are usually V-shaped in cross section, and are mostly 2.5 - 5.5 cm long, 10 - 20 mm wide, with a point at the tip. Sprays of the small bright blue - violet flowers are 8 - 40 cm long and produced in summer. The Royal Botanic Gardens list this species as Veronica blakelyi.


Restricted to the western Blue Mountains, near Clarence, near Mt Horrible, on Nullo Mountain and in the Coricudgy Range. Over this range, occurrences are patchy and generally small in in size.

Habitat and ecology

  • Occurs in eucalypt forest, often in moist and sheltered areas. Associated canopy species include Eucalyptus dives, E. dalrympleana, E. rossii and E. pauciflora.
  • At known locations, populations are generally restricted in distribution and abundance.
  • Flowers in late Spring through to early Summer.
  • The species appears to resprout after fire, although an optimal fire regime (frequency, intensity, etc) is unknown.

Regional distribution and habitat

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Information sources

IBRA Bioregion IBRA Subregion Known or predicted Geographic restrictions region
NSW South Western SlopesCapertee Valley Predicted None
South Eastern HighlandsBathurst Predicted None
South Eastern HighlandsCapertee Uplands Known None
South Eastern HighlandsHill End Known None
South Eastern HighlandsKanangra Predicted None
South Eastern HighlandsOberon Known None
Sydney BasinBurragorang Known None
Sydney BasinWollemi Known None