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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Cyathea dealbata Ponga, silver fern

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

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Cyathea medularis Mamaku, black ponga

Tallest of the tree ferns

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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.

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

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

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Pratia angulata Panakenake

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

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Ptisana salicina Marratia salicinia, King fern, para

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

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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.

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Rhopalostylis baueri var cheesemanii Kermadec nikau

The Kermadec nikau has longer fronds, larger flower heads and darker seeds than the mainland nikau.

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Rhopalostylis sapida Great Barrier Island

The Great Barrier Island nikau forms a more robust palm than the mainland nikau, tolerating more exposed conditions.

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Schefflera digitata Pate, Seven Finger

Prefers damp, shady parts of the forest and is common along stream banks and on shady forest roadsides.

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Todea barbara Found on off-shore islands and north of Bay of Islands.

Attractive fern unfortunately becoming very rare due to forestry and development. Tolerates quite dry conditions.

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Uncinia uncinata Hook sedge

This hook sedge is variable in colour ranging from dark green when grown in shade to reddish brown.