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Site name: Green Islets (470B)

List name: Sand dune and beach vegetation

Source/Observer: PN Johnson

Number of observations: 117

District: Southland District

SpeciesStructural classConservation statusNative/Exotic
Acaena anserinifolia
(bidibid, hutiwai, piripiri)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Actinotus novae-zelandiae
(New Zealand flannel flower)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Agrostis muscosa
(pincushion grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Alsophila smithii
(kātote, Smith's tree fern, soft tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Anaphalioides hookeriHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Anaphalioides trinervisHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Anthoxanthum redolens
(holy grass, kāretu)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium flaccidum
(drooping spleenwort, hanging spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium obtusatum
(shore spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroblechnum banksii
(shore hard fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroderia richardii
(toetoe)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Brachyglottis rotundifolia var. rotundifolia
(mutton-bird scrub)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Calamagrostis arenaria (L.) Roth
(marram grass)
GrassesExotic
Calystegia soldanella
(shore bindweed, shore convolvulus, rauparaha)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Calystegia tuguriorum
(climbing convolvulus, NZ bindweed)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Carex aucklandica
(Subantarctic hook grass)
SedgesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Carex cockayneana
(Cockayne's sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex coriacea
(cutty grass, rautahi)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex imbecilla
(feeble bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex pumila
(sand sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex uncinata
(bastard grass, hook sedge, kamu, matau-a-maui)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex virgata
(swamp sedge, pukio, toitoi, toetoe)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Cerastium fontanum subsp. vulgareHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Cirsium arvense
(Californian thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Cirsium vulgare
(Scotch thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Colobanthus apetalus
(colobanthus)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma ciliataTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma lucida
(karamū, shining karamū)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma rhamnoidesTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma rotundifoliaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Crassula tetragona subsp. robusta
(miniature pine tree)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Dacrydium cupressinum
(rimu, red pine)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Dicksonia squarrosa
(wheki, rough tree fern, harsh tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Dracophyllum longifolium var. longifolium
(inanga, inaka)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Earina autumnalis
(Easter orchid, raupeka)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Earina mucronata
(bamboo orchid, peka-a-waka, spring earina)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Epilobium brunnescens subsp. minutiflorum
(creeping willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Epilobium pedunculare
(willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Euchiton ruahinicusHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Festuca bromoides
(vulpia hair grass, brome fescue, squirrel-tailed fescue)
GrassesExotic
Ficinia spiralis
(pīngao, golden sand sedge, pikao)
SedgesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Fuscospora cliffortioides
(mountain beech)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Gentianella saxosaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Griselinia littoralis
(broadleaf, kāpuka, papauma)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Gunnera monoica
(Native gunnera)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Histiopteris incisa
(histiopteris, water fern, mātātā, bat's wing fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hydrocotyle novae-zeelandiae var. novae-zeelandiaeHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum demissum
(drooping filmy fern, Irirangi, piripiri)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum dilatatum
(filmy fern, matua mauku)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum flabellatum
(filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum nephrophyllum
(kidney fern, konehu, kopakopa, raurenga)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum revolutum
(filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum sanguinolentum
(filmy fern, piripiri)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Isolepis aucklandicaSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Juncus edgariae
(wiwi, Edgar's rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Juncus pauciflorus
(leafless rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Lagenophora petiolata
(papataniwhaniwha)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lagenophora pumila
(papataniwhaniwha)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Leptecophylla juniperina subsp. juniperina
(prickly mingimingi, mingimingi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Leptinella squalida subsp. medianaHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Leptospermum scoparium var. scoparium
(mānuka, kahikātoa)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – DecliningNative
Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiaeHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lobelia anceps
(New Zealand lobelia, shore lobelia)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lobelia angulata
(pratia)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lomaria discolor
(crown fern, petipeti, piupiu)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Luzula banksiana var. acra
(coastal woodrush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Macrolearia oporinaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Metrosideros diffusa
(white rātā)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Metrosideros umbellata
(southern rātā)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Microlaena avenacea
(bush rice grass, oat grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Myosotis drucei
(Druce's forget-me-not)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine australis
(red mapou, red matipo, mapau, red maple)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine divaricata
(weeping matipo, weeping māpou)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Neomyrtus pedunculata
(rōhutu)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally CriticalNative
Nertera depressa
(nertera, bead plant, fruiting duckweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Notogrammitis billardierei
(common strap fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Notogrammitis heterophylla
(taupeka, comb fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Olearia avicenniifolia
(mountain akeake)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Ophioglossum coriaceum
(adder's tongue)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Oxalis magellanica
(white oxalis)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Parablechnum procerum
(small kiokio)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pectinopitys ferruginea
(miro, brown pine)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Pentapogon inaequiglumis
(short-hair plume grass)
GrassesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Phlegmariurus varius
(clubmoss)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Phormium cookianum subsp. cookianum
(mountain flax, wharariki)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Pimelea prostrata subsp. prostrata
(pinātoro, New Zealand daphne, Strathmore weed)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Plantago triandra
(Glossy plantain, starweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa annua
(annual poa)
GrassesExotic
Poa astonii
(blue shore tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa billardierei
(sand tussock, hinarepe)
GrassesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Podocarpus laetus
(mountain tōtara, Hall's tōtara, thin-barked tōtara, tōtara-kiri-kōtukutuku)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Polystichum vestitum
(punui, prickly shield fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbumHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudopanax colensoi var. ternatusTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudopanax crassifolius
(horoeka, lancewood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudowintera colorata
(red horopito, mountain horopito)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pterophylla racemosa
(kāmahi, tawheo, tawhero, tawherowhero)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pterostylis banksii
(tutukiwi, greenhood)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Pyrrosia elaeagnifolia
(leather-leaf fern, pyrrosia)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus acaulis
(sand buttercup, shore buttercup)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus membranifoliusHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus reflexus
(hairy buttercup, maru, maruru, kopukapuka, pirikau)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ripogonum scandens
(supplejack, kareao, pirita)
Lianes - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Rumex neglectus
(shore dock)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Rumohra adiantiformis
(leathery shield fern, florists fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Rytidosperma gracile
(dainty bristle grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Rytidosperma setifolium
(bristle tussock, mountain danthonia)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Sagina procumbens
(procumbent pearlwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Samolus repens var. repens
(Sea primrose, shore pimpernel, water pimpernel)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Senecio biserratusHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Sonchus kirkii
(puha, shore puha, New Zealand sow thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Sonchus oleraceus
(sow thistle, sowthistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Stellaria media subsp. media
(chickweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Thelymitra longifolia
(white sun orchid, māikuku)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Urtica sykesii
(native nettle, bush nettle)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Veronica elliptica
(kōkōmuka, shore hebe, shore koromiko)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Zealandia pustulata subsp. pustulata
(hound's tongue, kōwaowao, pāraharaha)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative