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Rawirinui Kunzea robusta

Date

January 10, 2020 03:37 PM NZDT

Description

with planted sedges beside raingarden, Calystegia sepium roseata covering raingarden and climbing trees

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Date

January 10, 2020 03:36 PM NZDT

Description

to be confirmed - dense occurrence covering oioi and Carex virgata/secta in raingarden and surrounds, climbing manuka or kanuka on this side of the raingarden

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Date

January 10, 2020 03:34 PM NZDT

Description

to be confirmed - dense occurrence covering oioi and Carex virgata/secta in raingarden and surrounds, climbing kanuka on this side of the raingarden, ti kouka elsewhere, and others

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What

Camellias Genus Camellia

Date

February 26, 2019 07:43 PM NZDT

Description

Uncommon in neighbourhood streets. Probably planted

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Agapanthus Agapanthus praecox

Date

February 26, 2019 07:46 PM NZDT

Description

Could be planted. Abundant in neighbourhood both cultivated and wild.

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Birches Genus Betula

Date

November 5, 2019 07:58 PM NZDT

Description

? Likely planted. To be flagged Cultivated when identified.

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Wallaby Grasses Genus Rytidosperma

Date

January 17, 2020 05:36 PM NZDT

Description

collected from wild occurrence of a dozen or so clumps under a hedge bordered by grass berm.

No awns and no seed observed in this collection....florets are all open.

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Coastal Morning Glory Ipomoea cairica

Date

January 17, 2020 05:22 PM NZDT

Description

Cutting taken last year from wild vine at recorded location, in a weedy forest margin where the parent plant has since been overtaken by Arundo donax and other weeds, but the parent vine is the focus of several earlier observations - see Fields.

The cutting is now planted in clay/compost against the house wall. It is being watered, and layered to produce extra plants before planting out in wild regen forest margin. Two or three stems are very slowly climbing up the sticks provided.

Garden hose in background for scale.

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Grasses Family Poaceae

Date

January 17, 2020 05:20 PM NZDT

Description

Wild Microlaena seed collected over the last couple of months was dropped in some pots of non-sterile humus/compost/soil from around the garden and kept it watered. This is one of the pots. There could have been other grass seeds in the potting mix or wind-blown later.

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Date

January 17, 2020 04:04 PM NZDT

Description

Found on kitchen floor. Was easily picked up and then refused to let go, no matter how I turned my hand. It was hard using the camera with one hand so, having gone outside under some forest-edge trees to avoid releasing it indoors, I nudged the moth towards a wooden deck rail and a tree branch. It still preferred my hand.

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What

Weeping-Grass Microlaena stipoides

Date

January 17, 2020 05:19 PM NZDT

Description

Seeds collected from under a couple of hedges nearby, dropped from about waist height into an ice-cream container (not easy to do) of humus/compost/soil, not sterile or weed-free.

Having read that sowing is most successful by broadcast, allowing the seeds to fall with their sharp end (callus?) pointing down, I had a few goes and was amazed at how, if they land the right way, they penetrate the soil just a little but are held firmly in place.

If they don't land that way they are not in close contact with the soil at all, but the number that do land this way indicates they are aerodynamically designed to do so, given enough time in the air.

Interestingly, when carried around for a while in a plastic bag they align themselves all in the same orientation, slotted together.

and if there is a piece of tissue paper or woven cloth in the bag, a good number of them penetrate the material and are difficult to remove.

Getting a bunch of them to penetrate the same side of a sheet of paper or thin biodegradeable fabric would allow the sheet to be wetted and placed on the soil surface with the seeds already positioned. Will try that next.

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Common Chickweed Stellaria media

Date

January 17, 2020 08:23 PM +13

Description

? in leaf litter under cypress in small urban recreational reserve

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Date

November 26, 2019 09:55 AM NZDT

Description

the lighter green, single, roughly heart-shaped leaves; with Japanese honeysuckle (paired leaves, appear blueish-green in this image)

on harakeke

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What

Nasturtium Tropaeolum majus

Date

November 26, 2019 09:55 AM NZDT

Description

In a rare patch relatively free from the honeysuckle which has covered most of the surrounding trees and shrubs

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Harakeke Phormium tenax

Date

November 26, 2019 09:55 AM NZDT

Description

almost covered by Japanese honeysuckle climbing a kanuka at left to about 8m, the ti kouka to its neck at about 6mH, the mahoe behind has been partially released around its trunk lower down the bank behind it, and numerous other trees have been completely or partially released.

Brown area at extreme left of image, behind harakeke, is honeysuckle dying in the canopy of a released mahoe 6-8mH on the margin of diverse almost exclusively native forest flora, including ground cover by native ferns including Blechnum filiforma and Adiantum oblongifolium, and tanekaha at all stages of development

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What

Mahoe Melicytus ramiflorus ssp. ramiflorus

Date

November 26, 2019 09:55 AM NZDT

Description

almost covered by Japanese honeysuckle climbing a kanuka at left to about 8m, the ti kouka to its neck at about 6mH, the mahoe behind has been partially released around its trunk lower down the bank behind it, and numerous other trees have been completely or partially released.

Brown area at extreme left of image, behind harakeke, is honeysuckle dying in the canopy of a released mahoe 6-8mH on the margin of diverse almost exclusively native forest flora, including ground cover by native ferns including Blechnum filiforma and Adiantum oblongifolium, and tanekaha at all stages of development

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What

Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica

Date

November 26, 2019 09:55 AM NZDT

Description

climbing a kanuka at left to about 8m, the ti kouka to its neck at about 6mH, the mahoe behind has been partially released around its trunk lower down the bank behind it, and numerous other trees have been completely or partially released.

Brown area at extreme left of image, behind harakeke, is honeysuckle dying in the canopy of a released mahoe 6-8mH on the margin of diverse almost exclusively native forest flora, including ground cover by native ferns including Blechnum filiforma and Adiantum oblongifolium, and tanekaha at all stages of development

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What

New Zealand Cabbage Tree Cordyline australis

Date

November 26, 2019 09:55 AM NZDT

Description

at left, its head only just above the Japanese honeysuckle covering many of the trees along this forest margin in urban reserve

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Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica

Date

November 26, 2019 09:55 AM NZDT

Description

flowering in native tree canopy and covering harakeke

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What

Myrtle Family Family Myrtaceae

Date

November 26, 2019 09:55 AM NZDT

Description

Juvenile manuka or kanuka at right, covered by Japanese honeysuckle.

It was released shortly after, but had little foliage or branching and may not survive the continuing drought

At left in last image, showing adjacent trees already covered by honeysuckle

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What

Mahoe Melicytus ramiflorus ssp. ramiflorus

Date

November 26, 2019 09:55 AM NZDT

Description

its foliage only visible top centre, otherwise covered by Japanese honeysuckle

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What

Japanese Honeysuckle Lonicera japonica

Date

November 26, 2019 09:55 AM NZDT

Description

wiht invaded kanuka behind. Many of the other trees are not identifiable due tobeing so densely covered. A few are already dead, but most here at the roadside margin of this restoration site were released over the following month.

The remainder, along the roadside and down into the forest, remain infested in mid-January 2020.

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What

Rawirinui Kunzea robusta

Date

November 26, 2019 09:55 AM NZDT

Description

in background, invaded by numerous climbing stems of Japanese honeysuckle, which has covered most of the surrounding native trees and harakeke

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Date

November 26, 2019 09:54 AM NZDT

Description

with Japanese honeysuckle covering many native trees. This one appears to be a Coprosma

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What

Bristly Oxtongue Helminthotheca echioides

Date

November 20, 2019 01:06 PM NZDT

Description

dense stand at margin of mown kikuyu after spraying and line-trimming among the planted harakeke appears to have been suspended in the last year

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Rawirinui Kunzea robusta

Date

November 20, 2019 01:06 PM NZDT

Description

in centre. could be planted or wild. One of the tallest trees in the "front line" planting along the ridge-top roadside margin of the forest reserve, with much taller planted pohutukawa to its right and slightly further back on the bank

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Puriri Vitex lucens

Date

November 20, 2019 01:06 PM NZDT

Description

tree to left of tcentre, with kanuka to its right

Recently released from dense cover and strangling by Japanese honeysuckle, with spiral cuts through the bark down to the sapwood from base to top

May not survive the current extended drought conditions combined with coming summer drought, but is leafng out a little at this stage, its base mulched with as much live or dead vegetation as can be found and placed there without increasing the fire hazard.

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Harakeke Phormium tenax

Date

November 20, 2019 01:06 PM NZDT

Description

This season's developing flower stalk on plant in centre

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What

Harakeke Phormium tenax

Date

November 20, 2019 01:06 PM NZDT

Description

centre, planted, at edge of mown kikuyu

Dead flower stalks from last summer

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What

Bristly Oxtongue Helminthotheca echioides

Date

November 20, 2019 11:46 AM NZDT

Description

seedling between ti kouka and Coprosma seedlings, just above the tip of the long grass leaf.

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