- A small, low-growing woodrush that forms cushion-like tufts in open habitats. The leaves are up to 3 cm long but only 1 mm wide, with folded bases and pointed tips, and are hairy on the margins only. Flowering stems are even shorter than the leaves, with a single terminal cluster of inconspicuous flowers.
Distribution and Habitat
- South Island, east of the main divide, in open, shingly habitats (e.g. sand hollows, river terraces, tarn margins). Often found growing in Raoulia (scabweed) mats.
- Habitat modification and loss, including afforestation.
- Competition with exotic plants.
- Survey for new locations.
- Mark known sites.
- Protection of habitat.
- Weed control.
- Re-establish at appropriate sites within plantation forests.
- Check existing populations annually.
- Report new locations to DOC, NZPCN.
Further Information and Support
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN). http://www.nzpcn.org.nz
- Weed management - Department of Conservation, Regional Councils.
- Moore, L.B. & Edgar, E. (1976). Flora of New Zealand. Volume II. Government Printer, Wellington.