This plant list has been compiled by the stated observer(s) and been provided to NZPCN for public use in good faith. NZPCN cannot guarantee that data contained in these lists are up to date or accurate. Most species lists are not corroborated with herbarium specimens. Note, species lists are not typically an exhaustive presence/absence survey of an area and often may focus on a single habitat or only contain species visible at a particular time of year (for example, spring annual herbs may go unobserved during much of the year). These lists should not be solely relied on for the purpose of assessing environmental effects or for preparing restoration plans - for this work a site visit is critical.

Site name: Ashburton Lakes and Heron Lake area (ASHB)

Source/Observer: PN Johnson

Number of observations: 193

District: Ashburton District

Date: 01/01/1992

SpeciesStructural classConservation statusNative/Exotic
Acaena buchananii
(bidibid, piripiri)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Acaena inermis
(blue mountain bidibid, spineless bidibid)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Acaena saccaticupula
(bidibid, piripiri)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Agrostis capillaris
(browntop)
GrassesExotic
Agrostis muscosa
(pincushion grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Agrostis pallescensGrassesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Agrostis personataGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Agrostis stolonifera
(creeping bent)
GrassesExotic
Aira caryophyllea subsp. caryophyllea
(silvery hair grass)
GrassesExotic
Alopecurus geniculatus
(kneed foxtail)
GrassesExotic
Anthoxanthum odoratum
(sweet vernal)
GrassesExotic
Anthoxanthum redolens
(holy grass, kāretu)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Arenaria serpyllifolia
(Sandwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Argentina anserinoides
(silverweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Argyrotegium mackayiHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Asperula perpusilla
(Dwarf bedstraw)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Austroblechnum penna-marina subsp. alpina
(little hard fern, alpine hard fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroderia richardii
(toetoe)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Betula pendula
(Silver birch)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Bromus tectorum
(cheatgrass)
GrassesExotic
Bulbinella hookeriHerbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Callitriche petriei
(Petrie's starwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex breviculmis
(grassland sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex buchananii
(Buchanan's sedge, cutty grass)
SedgesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Carex coriacea
(cutty grass, rautahi)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex diandra
(sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex echinata
(star sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex flaviformis
(yellow sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex gaudichaudiana
(Gaudichaud's sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex leporina
(oval sedge)
SedgesExotic
Carex maorica
(Māori sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex secta
(purei, pukio)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex sinclairii
(Sinclair's sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex talbotii
(Berggren's sedge, Talbot's sedge)
SedgesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Carex virgata
(swamp sedge, pukio, toitoi, toetoe)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Centaurium erythraea
(centaury)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Centrolepis minima
(centrolepis)
Herbs - MonocotsAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Cerastium fontanum subsp. vulgareHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Chionochloa rubra subsp. cuprea
(copper tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Cirsium arvense
(Californian thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Cirsium vulgare
(Scotch thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Clematis marata
(clematis)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Colobanthus strictusHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma atropurpureaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma intertextaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – DecliningNative
Coprosma petriei
(Turfy coprosma)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coriaria plumosa
(feathery tutu, mountain tutu, small-leaved tutu)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coriaria sarmentosaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Craspedia uniflora var. uniflora
(woollyhead)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Crassula peduncularisHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesThreatened – Nationally CriticalNative
Crassula sinclairii
(Sinclair's stonecrop)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Dactylis glomerata
(cocksfoot)
GrassesExotic
Deschampsia chapmaniiGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Dichondra brevifolia
(dichondra)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Discaria toumatou
(matagouri, tūmatakuru)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – DecliningNative
Drosera arcturi
(sundew)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Elatine gratioloidesHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Eleocharis acuta
(sharp spike sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Eleocharis gracilis
(slender spike sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Eleocharis pusillaSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Elodea canadensis
(Canadian pondweed)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic
Epilobium angustum
(willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Epilobium brunnescens subsp. brunnescens
(creeping willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Epilobium chlorifolium
(mountain willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Epilobium ciliatum
(willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Epilobium melanocaulon
(willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Epilobium tenuipes
(willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Erythranthe guttata
(monkey musk)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Erythranthe moschata
(musk)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Euchiton delicatusHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Euchiton limosusHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Euchiton polylepisHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Euphrasia zelandica
(eyebright)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Festuca novae-zelandiae
(fescue tussock, hard tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Gaultheria parvulaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Gentianella grisebachii
(forest gentian, common gentian)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Gingidia decipiensHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Glossostigma elatinoidesHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Glyceria declinata
(blue sweet grass, glaucous sweet grass)
GrassesExotic
Gonocarpus micranthus subsp. micranthusHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Helichrysum depressumTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Helichrysum filicaule
(creeping everlasting daisy, slender everlasting daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Holcus lanatus
(Yorkshire fog)
GrassesExotic
Hydrocotyle hydrophilaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hydrocotyle novae-zeelandiae var. novae-zeelandiaeHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hydrocotyle sulcata
(pennywort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hypochaeris radicata
(catsear)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Isoetes kirkii
(Quillwort)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)At Risk – DecliningNative
Isolepis aucklandicaSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Isolepis basilaris
(pygmy clubrush)
SedgesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Isolepis caligenisSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Isolepis setaceaSedgesExotic
Juncus antarcticus
(dwarf rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Juncus articulatus
(jointed rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Juncus bufonius var. bufonius
(toad rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Juncus conglomeratus
(soft rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Juncus effusus var. effusus
(soft rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Juncus pusillus
(dwarf rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Juncus tenuis subsp. tenuis
(track rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Lachnagrostis striata
(purple wind grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Lemna disperma
(common duckweed)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Lepidosperma australe
(square sedge, square-stemmed sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Leptinella maniototoHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesAt Risk – RelictNative
Leptinella pusillaHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Leptostigma setulosumHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lilaeopsis ruthianaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Limosella australis
(mudwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Linum catharticum
(purging flax)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Lobelia angulata
(pratia)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lobelia ionantha
(hypsela)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Lobelia perpusillaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lotus pedunculatus
(lotus)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Luzula picta var. limosaRushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Luzula picta var. pictaRushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Luzula ulophyllaRushes & Allied PlantsAt Risk – DecliningNative
Melicytus alpinus
(porcupine shrub)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Mentha cunninghamii
(New Zealand mint, hīoi)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Mentha spicata subsp. spicata
(mint)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Microtis oligantha
(small onion orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Microtis unifolia
(onion-leaved orchid, microtis)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Montia angustifolia
(montia)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Muehlenbeckia axillaris
(creeping pōhuehue, creeping muehlenbeckia)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Muehlenbeckia ephedroidesLianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa
(water forget-me-not)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Myriophyllum pedunculatum subsp. novae-zelandiaeHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Myriophyllum propinquum
(common water milfoil)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Myriophyllum triphyllum
(Water milfoil)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Nasturtium microphyllum
(one-rowed watercress)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Nertera balfourianaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Nertera depressa
(nertera, bead plant, fruiting duckweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Olearia bullataTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Ophioglossum coriaceum
(adder's tongue)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Oreobolus pectinatus
(comb sedge, cushion sedge, flat-leaved comb sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Oxalis exilis
(creeping oxalis, yellow oxalis)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Phleum pratense
(Timothy)
GrassesExotic
Pilosella officinarum
(hawkweed, mouse-ear hawkweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Pilularia novae-hollandiae
(pillwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pimelea prostrata subsp. prostrata
(pinātoro, New Zealand daphne, Strathmore weed)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pimelea sericeovillosa subsp. pulvinarisTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Plantago spathulata
(papa plantain)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Plantago triandra
(Glossy plantain, starweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa cita
(silver tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa lindsayi
(Lindsay's poa)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa pratensis
(Kentucky bluegrass)
GrassesExotic
Potamogeton cheesemanii
(red pondweed)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Potamogeton ochreatus
(blunt pondweed)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Prasophyllum colensoi
(leek orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Prunella vulgaris
(self-heal)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbumHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Pterostylis tristisOrchidsAt Risk – DecliningNative
Ranunculus amphitrichus
(waoriki)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus cheesemaniiHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus flammula
(spearwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Ranunculus limosella
(mud buttercup)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus maculatusHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Ranunculus reflexus
(hairy buttercup, maru, maruru, kopukapuka, pirikau)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus trichophyllus
(water buttercup)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Raoulia australis
(common scabweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Raoulia haastii
(green vegetable sheep)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Raoulia hookeri var. hookeri
(scabweed, scabweed mat daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Raoulia tenuicaulis
(tutahuna, mat daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Rumex acetosella
(sheep's sorrel)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Rumex crispus
(curled dock)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Rumex flexuosus
(Māori dock, New Zealand dock, runa)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ruppia polycarpa
(Horses mane weed, lakeweed)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Rytidosperma australeGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Rytidosperma pumilumGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Sagina procumbens
(procumbent pearlwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Salix cinerea
(grey willow, pussy willow)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Salix fragilis × S. euxina
(crack willow)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Schoenus concinnusSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Scleranthus brockieiHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Scleranthus uniflorusHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Selliera radicans
(selliera, remuremu, half-star)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Stackhousia minimaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Stellaria alsine
(bog stitchwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Styphelia nanaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – DecliningNative
Styphelia nesophila
(pātōtara, dwarf mingimingi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Thelymitra longifolia
(white sun orchid, māikuku)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Trifolium dubium
(suckling clover)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Trifolium pratense
(red clover)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Trifolium repens
(white clover)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Triglochin palustris
(marsh arrow grass)
Herbs - MonocotsThreatened – Nationally CriticalNative
Typha orientalis
(raupō, bullrush)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Utricularia dichotoma subsp. novae-zelandiaeHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Verbascum thapsus
(woolly mullein, common mullein)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Veronica lilliputiana
(tarn speedwell, tarn parahebe)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Veronica pimeleoides subsp. pimeleoides
(hebe)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Veronica serpyllifolia
(turf speedwell, thyme-leaved speedwell)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Vicia sativa
(vetch)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Viola cunninghamii
(mountain violet, white violet)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Vittadinia australis
(white fuzzweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Wahlenbergia albomarginata subsp. albomarginata
(New Zealand harebell, harebell)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative