- An erect, herbaceous daisy with strongly toothed, soft, velvety textured leaves that are silvery green in colour. Young plants form rosettes. At flowering, a loose cluster of narrow, yellow-tipped, daisy heads is formed, which gives rise to fluffy seeds that are dispersed by wind.
Distribution and Habitat
- Northern North Island in coastal and inland areas, including clearings, lava flows, cliffs and canopy gaps in scrub and forest.
- Habitat modification and loss.
- Browsing by stock and feral animals.
- Competition with exotic weeds.
- Survey for new locations.
- Mark known sites.
- Protection of habitat.
- Exclude browsing animals.
- Weed control.
- Reintroduction to appropriate sites within plantation forests.
- 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 and pest management - Department of Conservation, 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.
- Peter de Lange, Peter Heenan, David Norton, Jeremy Rolfe and John Sawyer (2010). Threatened Plants of New Zealand. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch. 472 pp.