Haloragis erecta
(toatoa, fire weed)


Foliage Colour: Purple
Height: 100 cm
Width: 100 cm
Growth per Annum: Fast
Climate: Half Hardy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil: Dry, Moist
Category: Climber
Features: Native. Suitable restoration species.

Toatoa, Haloragis erecta, (not to be confused with other NZ plant species also known as toatoa) is a small perennial shrubby plant endemic to NZ, growing from sea level to about 500m altitude, distinctive for its toothed leaves and reddish stems. Toatoa readily colonises cleared or burnt ground, giving rise to another common name, fire weed.

Habitat: Coastal to montane in forest or scrub. Often on slip scars or colonising recently cleared ground. Often appearing following fire (hence one of the common names).

Flowering: Throughout the year
Fruiting: Throughout the year


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