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Red Sand Spurrey Spergularia rubra

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

January 2, 2019 12:08 PM NZDT

Description

Spergularia rubra, weed, growing in compacted gravel of driveway,

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Poroporo Solanum laciniatum

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

January 2, 2019 12:15 PM NZDT

Description

Solanum laciniatum, occasional plants in shrub borders, garden

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Nipplewort Lapsana communis

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

January 2, 2019 12:38 PM NZDT

Description

Lapsana communis, common weed in herbaceous borders and waste ground

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Common Groundsel Senecio vulgaris

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

January 2, 2019 11:34 AM NZDT

Description

Senecio vulgaris, common weed in garden

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david_lyttle

Date

January 2, 2019 11:58 AM NZDT

Description

Euchiton audax, occasional in lawn overlying thin rocky soil.

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What

Creeping Willowherb Epilobium nummularifolium

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

January 2, 2019 12:26 PM NZDT

Description

Epilobium nummularifolium, weed in damp sites in garden,

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david_lyttle

Date

January 2, 2019 11:40 AM NZDT

Description

Epilobium nerteroides, weed in garden

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Observer

david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 04:31 PM NZDT

Description

Ranunculus pachyrrhizus, locally common on snow bank sites. One late flower.

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Observer

david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 01:40 PM NZDT

Description

Phyllachne rubra, in late snowbank area

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What

Snowdrop Woodsorrel Oxalis magellanica

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 03:03 PM NZDT

Description

Oxalis magellanica, locally common in damp ground on stream margin

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david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 04:15 PM NZDT

Description

Lobelia glaberrima, occasional plants on late snow bank sites in alpine herbfield

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david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 03:56 PM NZDT

Description

Kelleria childii, occasional plants in cushion field

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david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 02:38 PM NZDT

Description

Veronica poppelwellii, locally common with Poa colensoi in Chionochloa macra tussock grassland

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david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 04:11 PM NZDT

Description

Gentianella bellidifolia, common on drier sites in alpine herbfield

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Observer

david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 02:06 PM NZDT

Description

Gentianella amabilis, common in alpine bogs. This is a species related to G. bellidifolia. It is confined to alpine bogs and may be recognised by its small size, few flowers per plant and spotted leaves

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Observer

david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 04:21 PM NZDT

Description

Euphrasia zelandica, growing on alpine cushionfield vegetation

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david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 02:16 PM NZDT

Description

Colobanthus canaliculatus, single plant growing in Raoulia hectorii cushion

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david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 03:22 PM NZDT

Description

Euphrasia dyeri, locally common in sphagnum bogs

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What

Slim Snow Tussock Chionochloa macra

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 03:38 PM NZDT

Description

Chionochloa macra, dominant tussock species at this elevation mast seeding

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What

Large Mountain Daisy Celmisia semicordata ssp. aurigans

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 03:43 PM NZDT

Description

Celmisia semicordata subsp aurigans, occasional plants in Chionochloa macra tussock grassland. subsp. aurigans is east and central Otago form of C.semicordata. It can be quite golden (aurigans) or grey as in this observation.

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Observer

david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 02:33 PM NZDT

Description

Aciphylla scott-thomsonii, common on damp sites in Chionochloa macra tussock grassland. Note the glaucous leaves and very distictive yellow colour of the flowering spike.

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False Spaniard Celmisia lyallii

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 02:20 PM NZDT

Description

Celmisia lyallii common in Chionochloa macra tussock grassland

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david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 05:04 PM NZDT

Description

Brachyglottis bellidioides, local form that grows as large clumps

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david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 03:58 PM NZDT

Description

Aciphylla hectorii, common in alpine herbfield dominated by Poa colensoi

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david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 01:58 PM NZDT

Description

Acaena saccaticupula, locally common in alpine bogs

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david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 12:07 PM NZDT

Description

Veronica poppelwellii (Hebe imbricata), locally common. Distinguished from Veronica hectorii var demissa by prominent veins on scale leaves. The hardest part identifying this species is sorting out the taxonomy ----

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Observer

david_lyttle

Date

February 8, 2019 12:01 PM NZDT

Description

Aciphylla hectorii, common in alpine herbfield

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Observer

david_lyttle

Date

January 15, 2019 02:12 PM NZDT

Description

Azorella haastii var cyanopetala occasional plants on shaded slope. Matches description for this variety in Vol I of the Flora.

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What

Leek Orchid Prasophyllum colensoi

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

January 15, 2019 10:55 AM NZDT

Description

Prasophyllum colensoi, occasional plants in mixed alpine Chionochla tussock grassland/herbfield

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What

Snow Totara Podocarpus nivalis

Observer

david_lyttle

Date

January 15, 2019 10:39 AM NZDT

Description

Podocarpus nivalis, locally common in mixed Chionochloa tussock grassland/herbfield

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