Brachyscome pinnata

Key Features

  • A small rosette with narrow, pinnate leaves up to 3 cm long, and white daisy inflorescences up to 1 cm wide, borne on stalks up to 8 cm tall.

Distribution and Habitat

  • South Island, Canterbury. Dry grassland and shrubland and montane basins on the northern Canterbury plains and foothills.


  • Habitat modification and loss.
  • Competition with weeds.

Management Opportunities

  • Survey for new locations.
  • Mark known sites.
  • Protection of habitat.
  • Re-establishment at appropriate open sites within forests.
  • Ensure that forest owners in the Volcanic Plateau area are aware of potential habitats and can recognise the species.

Monitoring Options

  • Check existing populations annually.
  • Report new locations to DOC, NZPCN.

Further Information and Support

  • New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN).
  • References:
    • Dopson et al. (1999). The conservation requirements of New Zealand’s nationally threatened vascular plants. Threatened Species Occasional Publication 13. Department of Conservation, Wellington.
    • Peter de Lange, Peter Heenan, David Norton, Jeremy Rolfe and John Sawyer (2010). Threatened Plants of New Zealand. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. 472 pp.