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Asplenium bulbiferum Hens and chickens fern

One of our best-known and versatile ferns.

Blechnum discolor crown fern

Blechnum discolour Crown fern. Piupiu.

Found throughout NZ usually in drier forests

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Blechnum novae-zealandiae Palm-leaf fern Kiokio.

Found growing in clay soils on embankments and roadsides.

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Carex trifida Sedge

Larges growing sedge with bluish/green foliage suitable for damp areas

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Clematis paniculata Puawhananga

Spring flowering climber found throughout NZ.

Corynocarpus laevigatus Karaka

Handsome canopy tree found coastal areas throughout Northland.

Cyathea dealbata Ponga, silver fern

Well known symbol of NZ, grows in forests throughout NZ.

Cyathea medularis Mamaku, black ponga

Tallest of the tree ferns

Cyathea smithii Soft tree fern

Found throughout NZ in moist soils. Distinguishes itself from other tree fern species because of its 'skirt' of dead fronds that hang from the top of the plant.

Dysoxylum spectabile Kohekohe

Coastal tree found North Cape to Nelson. Kohekohe flowers are an important and favoured source of floral nectar for Tui and Bellbird.

Macropiper excelsum Recently had name change to Piper excelsum subsp. Kawakawa, peper tree.

Found in abundance throughout the North Island. Attractive orange candle-like berries make quite a feature.

Macropiper melchior Three Kings Island Kawakawa. Recently renamed as Piper melchoir.

Very strong thick leaves with exaggerated leaf veining.

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Marratia salicinia King fern, para

Stunning fern with tropical appearance now rare in the wild due to decimation by wild pigs and goats.

Mazus pumilio Found damp swamp areas in both North and South Island.

Vigorus spreading ground cover with attractive bluish flowers in spring and summer.

Parsonsia hetrophylla Native jasmine

A climber found coastal areas throughout New Zealand with attractive slightly scented flowers through spring and summer.

Peperomia urivilleana Found throughout North Island and upper South Island

Coastal plant forming low clumps, fleshy stems and leaves. Attractive indoor or patio plant.

Pisonia brunoniana Parapara, bird-catcher tree.

Found on Three Kings and upper North Island. Large glossy green leave, grows up to 3m high.

Pratia angulata Panakenake

Creeping mat-forming plant found throughout New Zealand in damp areas producing delicate white flowers.

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Rhabdothamnus solandri Waiu-atua, New Zealand gloxinia

Small shrub found in shady areas with delicate flowers ranging in colour from yellow to orange.

Rhopalostylis 'Chathams' Chatham Island Nikau

The Chatham Island palm has broader fronds and is much more robust than the mainland nikau. Also will tolerate more exposed conditions.