- A slender, low-growing, hairy herb with a small base and many branches that arch or creep over the ground, rooting at nodes. Finely cut leaves are borne in tufts at nodes and have very slender stalks (2-8 cm long). Flowers are small and borne on short stalks.
Distribution and Habitat
- Central North Island to Southland but rather local, in a wide variety of lowland – montane habitats including streamsides in tussock grassland, damp coastal turfs, swamps, and damp, open sites in forest and at cliff bases.
- Habitat modification and loss.
- Trampling by stock.
- Survey for new locations.
- Mark known sites.
- Protection of habitat.
- Avoid modification of wetlands in which this species occurs.
- Check existing populations annually.
- Report new locations to DOC and NZPCN.
Further Information and Support
- New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN). http://www.nzpcn.org.nz
- Johnson, P.N. & Brooke, P.A. (1989). Wetland plants in New Zealand. DSIR Publishing, Wellington.