Fan-leaved mat daisy Raoulia monroi

Key Features

  • A small, loosely mat-forming daisy, with prostrate stems and upright branchlets. Small (2-3 mm long) narrow leaves are densely clad in white hair. Unlike most other Raoulia species, the leaves are borne in two rows along the stem and thus branchlets have a flattened appearance. Small (5 mm) flower heads are borne terminally.

Distribution and Habitat

  • South Island, from Nelson to Otago in open ground and rocky places on river terraces and stable river gravels.


  • Habitat modification and loss.
  • Competition from weeds.

Management Opportunities

  • Survey for new locations.
  • Mark known sites.
  • Protection of habitat.
  • Weed control.

Monitoring Options

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

Further Information and Support

  • New Zealand Plant Conservation Network (NZPCN).
  • Weed management - Department of Conservation, Regional Councils.
  • References
    • Allan (1961). Flora of New Zealand. Volume I. Government Printer, Wellington.