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New Zealand Native Grasses & Flaxes


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  • Grass species indigenous & endemic to New Zealand, with their cultivars. Including strap-leaved foliage plants such as Phormium, Astelia, Arthropodium and Aciphylla

Aciphylla aurea - golden speargrass, taramea
- GROWING NEAR MIDDLEMARCH, OTAGO
Aciphylla colensoi - speargrass, spaniard
Aciphylla dieffenbachii - soft speargrass, Coxella
- SOFT SPEARGRASS FLOWER

Aciphylla glaucescens - speargrass
- FOLIAGE CLOE-UP PHOTO
Aciphylla squarrosa - speargrass
Aciphylla subflabellata - taramea, speargrass
- FLOWER SPIKE
ANEMANTHELE - Gossamer grass gallery

Anemanthele lessoniana - bamboo grass, hunangamoho
Arthropodium candidum - small renga lily, repehinapapa
Arthropodium cirratum 'Matapouri Bay' - rengarenga
Arthropodium cirratum 'White Knight' - New Zealand rock lily
Arthropodium cirratum - NZ / rengarenga / rock lily

ASTELIA - New Zealand bush flax image gallery

Astelia 'Alpine Ruby' - kakaha cultivar
Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear' - silver spear
Astelia chathamica - silver spear
Astelia fragrans - bush lily, bush flax, kakaha
- ORANGE FRUIT
Astelia nervosa - mountain Astelia
Astelia petriei
Astelia 'Red Devil' - kakaha cultivar
Astelia 'Westland' - kakaha cultivar
CAREX - New Zealand native grasses image gallery

Chionochloa beddiei - tussock grass
Chionochloa conspicua - plume snow tussock grass, hunangamoho
Chionochloa flavicans - snow tussock grass
- CHIONOCHLOA WEEPING STREAMSIDE GRASS
- AS BORDER EDGING GRASS
- CHIONOCHLOA FLAVICANS PLUME FLOWERS
Chionochloa rigida - tussock grass
- A GRACEFUL TUSSOCK GRASS
- TUSSOCK GRASS FLOWERS - GREAT FOR WATERSIDE PLANTING
Chionochloa rubra - red / copper tussock grass

CORDYLINE - New Zealand Cabbage Tree image gallery

Cortaderia richardii - toetoe
- FLOWER - SCENIC
Cortaderia turbaria - toetoe
Desmoschoenus spiralis - pingao
Dianella nigra syn. intermedia - inkberry, New Zealand blueberry, turutu
Dianella nigra 'Margaret Pringle' - inkberry, NZ blueberry, turutu
- INKBERRY BERRIES
Festuca coxii - blue tussock grass
- FOLIAGE AND FLOWERS
Festuca novae-zelandiae - tussock grass, hard tussock
- FESCUE TUSSOCK GRASS FLOWERS
- TUSSOCK GRASSES AT MIDDLEMARCH, S. ISLAND
Festuca ovina var. novae-zelandiae (synonym for above)
Gahnia rigida - tarangarara


Hierochloe redolens - scented holy grass, karetu
Juncus gregiflorus - common rush
Libertia grandiflora - New Zealand iris, mikoikoi
- LIBERTIA FLOWERING ORNAMENTAL GRASS - NZ IRIS BERRIES CLOSEUP
Libertia ixioides - New Zealand iris, mikoikoi
- AUTUMN SEED CAPSULES ON A SUNNY DAY - VARIEGATED FOLIAGE UP CLOSE
Libertia peregrinans - New Zealand iris, sand iris
- LIBERTIA STRIKING CONTRAST WITH HEBE - LIBERTIA IN POOR DRY SOIL
Libertia 'Taupo Sunset' - cultivar of L. ixioides
Machaerina sinclairii - pepepe
Microlaena avenacea - bush rice grass
Oryzopsis rigida - see Anemanthele lessoniana
PHORMIUM - New Zealand Flax image gallery

Poa chathamica - bog Poa
Poa colensoi - blue tussock grass
Stipa arundinacea - see Anemanthele lessoniana
Uncinia egmontiana
- YOUNG RED FOLIAGE PHOTOGRAPH - DEW DROP CLOSE-UP OF TERACOTTA FOLIAGE
Uncinia strictissima
Uncinia uncinata - hook-sedge / grass, watau
Uncinia uncinata 'Rubra' - hook-sedge / grass, watau
- RED FOLIAGE - MORE RED UNCINIA

 


Gardener's Encyclopaedia of NZ Native Plants

 

 

No1 BEST SELLER
Gardener's Encyclopaedia of NZ Native Plants
Published, New Zealand, July 2002

From specimen trees to grasses and ground-covers, this user-friendly book brings together over 2000 highly illustrated native plants. Over 1000 colour photographs combined with detailed descriptions, cultivation and propagation information.

 

Know Your New Zealand Native Plants

 

 

NEW PUBLICATION
Know Your New Zealand Native Plants.
Published, New Zealand, March 2009

Lawrie Metcalf introduces a selection of the most interesting, iconic and important New Zealand plants.

Written for a family readership and with the novice in mind, is accompanied by full-page, full-colour portrait photographs.

 

Plant Heritage New Zealand: Te Whakapapa o nga Rakau : Interpreting the Special Features of Native Plants

 

 

RECENT PUBLICATION
Plant Heritage New Zealand
Published, New Zealand, Oct 2008

Focus on the unique characteristics of New Zealand's plants, and what makes them so special.
Author: Tony Foster

 

 

 

 

 


Festuca novae-zelandiae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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