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European Rabbit Oryctolagus cuniculus

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jack4

Date

March 29, 2019 02:26 PM +13

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dave_holland

Date

January 3, 2019 12:13 PM NZDT

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dave_holland

Date

January 7, 2019 07:55 PM NZDT

Description

A native that i don't know

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Common Ivy Hedera helix

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dave_holland

Date

March 6, 2019 06:56 PM NZDT

Description

first of "how do we tell ivies apart?"

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Domestic Cat Felis catus

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cappinkiwi

Date

February 24, 2019 09:46 PM NZDT

Description

Came to light

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Hanging Sedge Carex pendula

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dave_holland

Date

January 7, 2019 07:48 PM NZDT

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Poroporo Solanum laciniatum

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dave_holland

Date

February 22, 2019 10:08 AM NZDT

Description

"Stone cells" in laciniatum fruit.

Found only in the layer just below the skin. Light in colour and round in shape rather than flattened and brown like the seeds that are in the middle.

When squeezed by my front teeth these were much much harder than the seeds.

Evidently only found in this and not in aviculare. Flower added to prove that it is lac.

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Poroporo Solanum laciniatum

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riceman

Date

February 21, 2019 06:55 PM +13

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dave_holland

Date

February 18, 2019 10:04 AM NZDT

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Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis

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leonperrie

Date

February 17, 2019 10:48 AM NZDT

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Big Hand Crab Heterozius rotundifrons

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dave_holland

Date

February 7, 2019 10:49 AM NZDT

Description

tidal rock pools.

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dave_holland

Date

January 13, 2019 02:19 PM NZDT

Description

A shell of some description

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German Yellowjacket Vespula germanica

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dave_holland

Date

February 7, 2019 10:34 AM NZDT

Description

harvesting kelp flies off shady coastal cliff.

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Climbing Rata Metrosideros perforata

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sarahaliceb

Date

February 1, 2019 02:47 PM +13

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Kamahi Weinmannia racemosa

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dave_holland

Date

February 6, 2019 11:14 AM NZDT

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Cypress Family Family Cupressaceae

Date

September 20, 2018 05:28 PM NZST

Description

? prickly, doesn't change year-round. Dense needles/foliage to ground

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Common Privet Ligustrum vulgare

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dave_holland

Date

January 14, 2019 12:01 PM NZDT

Description

Wild in doc land. Growing right under natives. It looks like privet but simething is not right?

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Cape Gooseberry Physalis peruviana

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csk

Date

January 12, 2019 04:39 PM EST

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Rata and Allies Genus Metrosideros

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dave_holland

Date

January 16, 2019 11:37 AM NZDT

Description

The "westcoast red climbing rata" mych bigger and glossier than normally seen here. Does anyone know if it cross pollianes with the others?

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marleyii

Date

January 13, 2019 12:19 PM HST

Description

Seen in scrub, attacked by aphids?

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marleyii

Date

January 20, 2018 08:01 PM +13

Description

Flowers look like this species, many plants with the same leaves this was the only in flower

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Wormwoods Genus Artemisia

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stephen_thorpe

Date

January 15, 2019

Description

Freeland Reserve. One patch near the margin of a small raupo swamp.

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What

Wild Cherry Prunus avium

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dave_holland

Date

January 15, 2019 06:59 AM NZDT

Description

Damn it more of this hideous weed. And:

Evidence of a complex relationship involving weeds and pests and native animals :

1. Human grafts an "ornamental"
cherry on to a wild cherry root stock.

2. Sold as a garden ornamental and planted:

see this weeping cherry : https://inaturalist.nz/observations/19572655

3.Reverts to wild state:

see for weeping cherry:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/19563577

see for Japanese Cherry:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/19712348

4. Kereru (common here in Papatowai) eats the cherry fruit and disperses the seeds (well known) and they grow truly wild for example in this area see: https://inaturalist.nz/observations/18675963

5. Aphid infects wild cherry see:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/19642243

6. Wasps feed on the sugar produced by the aphids see:
https://inaturalist.nz/observations/19642184

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What

European Holly Ilex aquifolium

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dave_holland

Date

January 12, 2019 11:03 AM NZDT

Description

Horrific find.

Bird dispersed seedlings in the middle of a large remnant lowland podocarp sand dune forest.

The heavily browsed under story from years of cattle (gone) and deer (high numbers historically and presently) have reduced the understorey to unpalatable species only and let the light in. Now this ecosystem which in it's natural state would have been too dark to invade is extremely vulnerable to bird dispersed invasive weeds spreading from Papatowai and Maclennan villages.

Recorded in this forest already in descending order of abundance are:

Blackberry abundant in places on edges as usual.
Himilayan Honeysuckle.
Darwin's Barberry. Common in edges and moving further in.
Rowan. Common in one corner.
Himilayan (tbc) Cotoneaster seedlings present in edge in one area.
European Holly. Only this patch of seedlings seen (but there will definitely be more especially on the Maclennan side).
Common Honeysuckle (Probably "Dutch Early Honeysuckle" Lonicera periclymenum var Belgica. One patch, on edge.

Probably here as young plants or seedling pioneers already due to abundance close by but not observed in this block yet unless the deer are cleaning them up:

Common Ivy.
European Black Elderberry
Spurge laurel
Chilean Flame Creeper.
Franchet's Cotoneaster.
Stinking iris.
Tutsan
Flowering currant
Bittersweet
Cherry Laurel

Other bird dispersed invasive weeds (and potentials) found to date, close by in urban gardens and doc/Council land, but are still in the pioneer stage of invasion but not for much longer :

Wild Cherry
Japanese Flowering Cherry
"Wild" plum
Late Cotoneaster
Hollyberry Cotoneaster
Slender Cotoneaster
another unidentified Cotoneaster
Japanese Honeysuckle
At least two "Rose of Sharon" St John's Worts
Arum lily.
Two unidentified privets.
Strawberry Tree
Korokia
Japanese Spindle Berry
European Spindle Berry
Black cherry (tbc)
Italian Arum (tbc)
Gooseberry
Hardy Fuschia
Black Currant
Several other exotic fuschia
Himilayan Firethorn (tbc)
Common Yew
Irish Yew
Wild Asparagus
Chilean Vanilla Tree

There will be more i haven't found yet. Will add information as it comes to light.

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Grey Willow Salix cinerea

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kirstymyron

Date

January 9, 2019 04:54 PM +13

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Cotoneaster Genus Cotoneaster

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dave_holland

Date

January 12, 2019 12:55 PM NZDT

Description

Leaf comparison of from left looking at the pictures:

Late.
Hollyberry.
Himilayan.
Franchet's.
Unkown (poss franchet's)

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Wild Cherry Prunus avium

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dave_holland

Date

January 11, 2019 09:50 AM NZDT

Description

A weeping cherry that is reverting to wild form!!

This obs is For the "accidentally planted" (and therefore wild) P. avium.

ATTENTION: Before you go pushing the "planted button" please read and carefully consider the issues in the comments below. Thanks :)

The "planted" part of this tree is P. subhirtella "Pendula"

https://inaturalist.nz/observations/19572655

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Honeysuckles Genus Lonicera

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dave_holland

Date

January 10, 2019 09:33 AM NZDT

Description

A comparison of two naturalised Lonicera sp. growing on bush margins in Papatowai, The Catlins, South Otago, New Zealand.

Japanese Honeysuckle, L. japonica and Common Honeysuckle,L. periclymenum (presumably "Dutch Early Honeysuckle" var Belgica) confirmed to species level by Ines at Landcare herbarium.

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Poroporo Solanum laciniatum

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dave_holland

Date

January 9, 2019 11:42 AM NZDT

Description

Wild.

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Korokio Corokia cotoneaster

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dave_holland

Date

January 9, 2019 02:25 PM NZDT

Description

Wild seedling. Under 20 year old native plantimg. 20m from nearest adult.

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Mountain Pine Pinus uncinata

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dave_holland

Date

January 7, 2019 01:17 PM NZDT

Description

Single tree very likely planted.

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Portuguese Laurel Prunus lusitanica

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reinderw

Date

January 8, 2019 11:39 AM NZDT

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Japanese Cherry Prunus serrulata

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savvy

Date

March 26, 2014

Description

A lot of these seedlings right through beech forest.

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Plums, Cherries, and Allies Genus Prunus

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reinderw

Date

January 8, 2019 06:29 PM NZDT

Description

A comparison between P. avium and P. serrulata.

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Dicots [Paraphyletic] Class Magnoliopsida

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catherine_hosted

Date

December 28, 2018 12:41 PM NZDT

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South Island Takahe Porphyrio hochstetteri

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ellerykr

Date

December 22, 2016 03:56 PM NZDT

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Baron and Duke Butterflies Genus Euthalia

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kyle265

Date

November 14, 2018 11:49 AM AWST

Description

It curls up a little after you move it with a leaf.

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Black Pasture Fly Hydrellia tritici

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linda_g

Date

November 12, 2018 02:34 PM NZDT

Description

Very tiny