Canterbury plains

The history of the native vegetation of the Canterbury Plains is one of succession, destruction and regeneration. For many millions of years prior to European settlement the patterns of native vegetation were defined by the shifting rivers and creeks, floods, shingle build-up, alluvial deposits, soil damage and fire from both natural and human ignitions.

 

PLANT NAME (T = threatened, R = rare)

  1. Aciphylla subflabellata kuri kuri, spear grass,
  2. Anemanthele lessoniana (R) hunangämoho, wind grass, bamboo grass
  3. Austroderia richardii, toetoe
  4. Brachyscome pinnata (T)
  5. Carex buchananii, matirewa, cutty grass
  6. Carex comans, tussock grass
  7. Carex flagellifera, mänia, tussock grass
  8. Carmichaelia grandiflora
  9. Carmichaelia kirkii (T)
  10. Clematis marata
  11. Coprosma areolata
  12. Coprosma crassifolia
  13. Coprosma intertexta (R)
  14. Coprosma lucida shining karamü
  15. Coprosma obconica (R/T)
  16. Coprosma sp. ‘Taylorii’
  17. Coprosma propinqua, mingmingi
  18. Coprosma robusta, karamü
  19. Coprosma rotundifolia, round-leaved coprosma
  20. Coprosma rugosa
  21. Coprosma pedicellata (R/T)
  22. Coprosma virescens
  23. Cordyline australis, cabbage tree
  24. Corokia cotoneaster, korokio
  25. Elaeocarpus hookerianus pökäkä
  26. Festuca novae-zelandiae fescue grass
  27. Griselinia littoralis, päpäuma, broadleaf
  28. Helichrysum lanceolatum niniao
  29. Hypericum gramineum rolled-leaf hypericum
  30. Kunzea ericoides, känuka
  31. Leptinella filiformis (T)
  32. Leptinella squalida
  33. Leptospermum scoparium, mänuka, tea tree
  34. Lophomyrtus obcordata röhutu, NZ myrtle
  35. Melicytus alpinus, porcupine shrub
  36. Muehlenbeckia astonii, (T) shrubby tororaro
  37. Myrsine australis, red matipou
  38. Myrsine divaricata, weeping matipou
  39. Olearia aff. odorata (T) scented tree-daisy
  40. Ozothamus leptophyllus, golden cottonwood
  41. Phormium cookianum, wharariki
  42. Phormium tenax, harakeke, New Zealand flax
  43. Pittosporum eugenioides, tarata, lemonwood
  44. Pittosporum tenuifolium, köhühu, black matipo
  45. Plagianthus regius, mänatu, ribbonwood
  46. Poa cita wï, silver tussock
  47. Podocarpus totara, tötara
  48. Pomaderris phylicifolia var. ericifolia (T) tauhinu
  49. Prumnopitys taxifolia mataï, black pine
  50. Raukaua anomalus whauwhaupaku
  51. Sophora microphylla, köwhai
  52. Sophora prostrata, dwarf köwhai
  53. Teucridium parvifolium (T)