Acaena agnipila var. aequispina
Vascular – Exotic
Dicotyledonous Herbs other than Composites
Distinguished from the native Acaena species by its flowers and fruits being on spikes (all the native species have flowers and fruits in globular heads).
Reason for introduction
acaena: From the Greek ‘akanthos’ thorn, referring to the spiny calyx that many species have