Scientific Name:
Lobelia linnaeoides (Hook.f.) Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 23: 405 (1890 [1891]) – as linnæoides

Glabrous or glabrate herb; sap clear. Stems to c. 15 mm tall, simple or sparingly branched, slender, rooting at nodes, usually decumbent. Lvs subsessile, 3–8 mm diam., ± orbicular, rather coarsely sinuate-dentate in upper 1/2, dark green, often purplish below, rather thick. Peduncles filiform, 5–6–(10) cm long. Calyx c. 4 mm long, divided to nearly 1/2 way; lobes c. 2 mm long, very narrow-triangular, acuminate. Corolla 5–10 mm long, white, pale blue or pale pink, deeper coloured in bud; upper lobes linear-oblong, acute; lower lobes obovate or obovate-oblong, ± apiculate. Capsule 5–9 mm long, narrow-obovoid to turbinate.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Dec.–Feb.

de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]
Petrie, M. A. 1891 ("1890"): Descriptions of new native plants, with notes on some known species. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 23: 398–407.