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What

Oval Sedge Carex leporina

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 10:26 AM NZDT

Description

Rather concerning that this species can grow in these conditions. This is the "road" above the buildings on the Rainbow Ski-field.

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What

Water Milfoil Myriophyllum triphyllum

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 11:54 AM NZDT

Description

Growing in alpine tarn.

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Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 01:33 PM NZDT

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Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 01:37 PM NZDT

Description

Near end of flowering.

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Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 01:59 PM NZDT

Description

Can't find anything else to match. Yet to understand the variation in this species.

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Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 01:59 PM NZDT

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Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 02:00 PM NZDT

Description

Leaf bud very small. leaves narrowed at base, glabrous except for hairs on margin near petiole, inflorescence terminal,

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What

Whipcord Hebe Veronica lycopodioides

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 02:15 PM NZDT

Description

Acute leaves with veins giving striped appearance.

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Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 02:27 PM NZDT

Description

Leaves hairy below glabrous above, fruit red.

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What

Creeping Mapou Myrsine nummularia

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 02:40 PM NZDT

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What

Water Pennyworts Genus Hydrocotyle

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 05:31 PM NZDT

Description

Has distinctive wide leaf sinus, leaf blade ca. glabrous, petiole with some long hairs. Umbels with long peduncle, fruit ca. 2.5 x 2.5 mm. I have not seen this one before. Would key to H. novae-zeelandiae complex but looks different to the usual "var. montana". Growing in shaded areas near tarn.

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What

Yellow Caltha Caltha novae-zelandiae

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 05:36 PM NZDT

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Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 05:45 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in shade near tarn. The peduncles are up to 5 cm. Some secondary umbels. Stipules laciniate.

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Square

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 05:52 PM NZDT

Description

This one used to be G. microphyllum but according to NZPCN "Geranium microphyllum s.s. is the only Geranium species found on the sub Antarctic islands, so it is unlikely to be confused with any other species in the field. Other mainland plants referred to this species are believed to be examples of one or more distinct, and possibly unnamed species (B.P.J. Molloy pers. comm.)."

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What

Little Hard Fern Blechnum penna-marina

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 06:00 PM NZDT

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Square

What

Mouse-eared Hawkweed Pilosella officinarum

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 06:01 PM NZDT

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Square

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 06:04 PM NZDT

Description

Upper surface of leaves hairy towards base, 4-6 teeth. Peduncles 3-4 cm long at fruiting with single capsule.

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Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 06:09 PM NZDT

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Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 06:13 PM NZDT

Description

Growing in a damp site near tarn. Leaves with smooth edge, 4 mm long, 1-2 mm wide. Capsule ca. 10 mm long.

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What

Prickly Shield Fern Polystichum vestitum

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 06:19 PM NZDT

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Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 06:22 PM NZDT

Description

Note the very blunt phyllaries, and obtuse leaf tips. Probably close to the southern edge of the distribution of this species.

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What

Male Fern Dryopteris filix-mas

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 06:26 PM NZDT

Description

Very surprising to see this fern invading the subalpine areas well away from tracks etc. Plant removed. No black spots at the base of the primary pinnae.

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Square

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 06:29 PM NZDT

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Square

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 06:31 PM NZDT

Description

Leaves 25-30 mm long, 5-6 mm wide, Capitula at least 3 mm diam, involucral bracts 5 mm long, sterome green.

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Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 06:35 PM NZDT

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What

Dwarf Bedstraw Galium perpusillum

Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 06:45 PM NZDT

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Observer

chrise

Date

March 1, 2019 07:02 PM NZDT