- A creeping, mat-forming daisy with a compact habit, small, green, feathery leaves and small, white inflorescences borne on thin stalks.
Distribution and Habitat
- Northeast South Island. Leptinella filiformis favours bare soils in areas of sparse vegetation, on dry alluvial terraces, plains, fans and basins.
- Habitat modification and loss through intensification of farming or afforestation.
- Competition with exotic plants.
- Natural succession to closed-canopy vegetation.
- Survey for new locations.
- Mark known sites.
- Protection of habitat.
- Weed control.
- Avoid afforestation of known sites.
- Propagation of plants for re-establishment at appropriate sites.
- 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
- Weed management - DOC, Regional Councils
- Dopson, S.R.; de Lange, P.J.; Ogle, C.C.; Rance, B.D.; Courtney, S. & Molloy, J. (1999). The conservation requirements of New Zealand’s nationally threatened vascular plants. Threatened Species Occasional Publication 13. Department of Conservation, Wellington.
- Molloy, B.P.J. (1999). Notes on the rare button daisy Leptinella filiformis (Hook.f) D.G.Lloyd & C.J.Webb. New Zealand Botanical Society Newsletter 55: 16-20.
- Peter de Lange, Peter Heenan, David Norton, Jeremy Rolfe and John Sawyer (2010). Threatened Plants of New Zealand. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. 472 pp.