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: Upper Wanganui River (UWAN)

Source/Observer: R Buxton & P Wardle

Number of observations: 212

District: Westland District

Date: 14/04/1994

SpeciesStructural classConservation statusNative/Exotic
Acaena anserinifolia
(bidibid, hutiwai, piripiri)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Aciphylla colensoi
(giant speargrass, taramea)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Aciphylla divisaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Agrostis capillaris
(browntop)
GrassesExotic
Agrostis dyeriGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Agrostis personataGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Alsophila colensoi
(rough tree fern, mountain tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Alsophila smithii
(kātote, Smith's tree fern, soft tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Anaphalioides bellidioides
(Hell's bells)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Androstoma empetrifoliumTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Anisotome haastii
(Haast's carrot)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Anisotome imbricata var. imbricataHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Anisotome piliferaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Anthoxanthum redolens
(holy grass, kāretu)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Aporostylis bifolia
(odd-leaved orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Archeria traversii var. traversiiTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Aristotelia fruticosa
(mountain wineberry)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium flaccidum
(drooping spleenwort, hanging spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia nervosa
(mountain astelia)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia nivicola var. nivicolaHerbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia petrieiHerbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroblechnum lanceolatum
(lance fern, nini, rereti)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroblechnum penna-marina subsp. alpina
(little hard fern, alpine hard fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Austrolycopodium fastigiatum
(alpine clubmoss, mountain clubmoss)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Azorella haastii subsp. cyanopetalaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Azorella hookeriHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Brachyglottis buchananiiTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Caltha novae-zelandiae
(New Zealand marsh marigold, yellow caltha)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex carsei
(Carse's sedge)
SedgesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Carex edura
(bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex gaudichaudiana
(Gaudichaud's sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex imbecilla
(feeble bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex pyrenaica var. cephalotes
(mountain sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex uncinata
(bastard grass, hook sedge, kamu, matau-a-maui)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carmichaelia australis
(common broom)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Carpha alpina
(carpha)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carpodetus serratus
(marbleleaf, putaputawētā, piripiriwhata)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Celmisia armstrongii
(Armstrong's mountain daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Celmisia bellidioides
(green cushion mountain daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Celmisia glandulosa var. glandulosa
(bog mountain daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Celmisia haastii var. haastii
(Haast's mountain daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Celmisia semicordata subsp. semicordata
(large mountain daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Celmisia sessiliflora
(white cushion mountain daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Celmisia sinclairii
(Sinclair's mountain daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Celmisia verbascifolia subsp. verbascifoliaHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Celmisia walkeri
(Walker's mountain daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Cerastium fontanum subsp. vulgareHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Chaerophyllum ramosum
(myrrh)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Chionochloa conspicua subsp. conspicua
(hunangamoho, broad-leaved bush tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Chionochloa crassiuscula subsp. torta
(curly snow tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Chionochloa flavescens subsp. hirta
(broad-leaved snow tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Chionochloa oreophila
(mountain snow tussock, snow patch grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Chionochloa pallens subsp. pilosa
(mid-ribbed snow tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Cirsium vulgare
(Scotch thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Colobanthus affinisHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma colensoiTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma cuneataTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma depressaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma foetidissima
(hūpiro, stinkwood, shit shrub)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma lucida
(karamū, shining karamū)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma perpusilla subsp. perpusillaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma pseudociliataTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma pseudocuneataTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma rhamnoidesTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma rugosaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma serrulataTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coriaria arborea var. arborea
(tutu, tree tutu)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coriaria plumosa
(feathery tutu, mountain tutu, small-leaved tutu)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Corybas macranthus
(silver-back spider orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Cranfillia fluviatilis
(kiwikiwi, kiwakiwa, creek fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Craspedia minor
(small craspedia, woollyhead)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Deschampsia tenella
(hair grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Diphasium scariosum
(creeping clubmoss)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Dolichoglottis scorzoneroides
(white snow marguerite)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Dracophyllum longifolium var. longifolium
(inanga, inaka)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Dracophyllum rosmarinifolium
(common grass tree, inaka)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Dracophyllum traversii
(mountain neinei, grass tree, pineapple tree)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Drosera arcturi
(sundew)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Drosera spatulata
(sundew)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Epilobium atriplicifolium
(willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Epilobium brunnescens subsp. brunnescens
(creeping willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Epilobium chlorifolium
(mountain willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Epilobium glabellum
(willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Epilobium pedunculare
(willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Euphrasia petriei
(eyebright)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Euphrasia zelandica
(eyebright)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Festuca matthewsii subsp. matthewsii
(Matthews's fescue, blue fescue)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Festuca rubra subsp. rubra
(red fescue)
GrassesExotic
Forstera sedifoliaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Forstera tenellaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Fuchsia excorticata
(kōtukutuku, tree fuchsia)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Galium perpusillum
(Dwarf bedstraw)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Gaultheria crassaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Gaultheria nubicolaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Gaultheria rupestrisTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Gentianella bellidifolia
(gentian)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Gentianella montana subsp. montana var. montanaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Geranium microphyllumHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Geum cockaynei
(Cockayne's geum)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Griselinia littoralis
(broadleaf, kāpuka, papauma)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Gunnera monoica
(Native gunnera)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hierochloe cupreaGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Histiopteris incisa
(histiopteris, water fern, mātātā, bat's wing fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hoheria glabrata
(mountain lacebark)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Huperzia australianaLycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Hydrocotyle novae-zeelandiae var. montanaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum demissum
(drooping filmy fern, Irirangi, piripiri)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum multifidum
(much-divided filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum sanguinolentum
(filmy fern, piripiri)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hymenophyllum villosum
(hairy filmy fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Hypolepis millefolium
(thousand leaved fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Juncus tenuis subsp. tenuis
(track rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Kelleria croizatiiHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Kelleria dieffenbachiiHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lachnagrostis lyallii
(mountain wind grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Lachnagrostis pilosa subsp. pilosa
(robust wind grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Lagenophora pumila
(papataniwhaniwha)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Leptinella squalida subsp. medianaHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Leptopteris superba
(heruheru, crêpe fern, Prince of Wales feathers)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Libocedrus bidwillii
(pāhautea, kaikawaka, New Zealand cedar)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Lobelia angulata
(pratia)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lotus pedunculatus
(lotus)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Luzula banksiana var. migrata
(woodrush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Luzula banksiana var. rhadina
(coastal woodrush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Luzula picta var. pictaRushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Luzuriaga parviflora
(nohi, lantern berry)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Macrolearia colensoi
(tupare, leatherwood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Marsippospermum gracile
(alpine rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Mentha cunninghamii
(New Zealand mint, hīoi)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Metrosideros umbellata
(southern rātā)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Montia sessilifloraHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Muehlenbeckia axillaris
(creeping pōhuehue, creeping muehlenbeckia)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Myosotis forsteri
(Forster's forget-me-not)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Myriophyllum propinquum
(common water milfoil)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine divaricata
(weeping matipo, weeping mapou)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine nummularia
(creeping matipo, creeping mapou)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Nertera ciliataHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Nertera depressa
(nertera, bead plant, fruiting duckweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Nertera villosa
(hairy forest nertera)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Notogrammitis angustifolia subsp. nothofageti
(strapfern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Notogrammitis billardierei
(common strap fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Notogrammitis crassior
(dwarf strap fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Notogrammitis givenii
(strapfern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Olearia arborescens
(common tree daisy, glossy tree daisy)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Olearia avicenniifolia
(mountain akeake)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Olearia ilicifolia
(mountain holly)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Olearia lacunosa
(lancewood tree daisy)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Olearia nummulariifoliaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Oreobolus impar
(comb sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Oreobolus pectinatus
(comb sedge, cushion sedge, flat-leaved comb sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Oreobolus strictus
(comb sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Ourisia caespitosa
(creeping mountain foxglove)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ourisia macrophylla subsp. lactea
(mountain foxglove)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ourisia sessilifolia subsp. sessilifolia
(mountain foxglove)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Oxalis magellanica
(white oxalis)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ozothamnus vauvilliersii
(Mountain tauhinu)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Parablechnum montanum
(mountain kiokio, Dunedin-Cass blechnum)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pectinopitys ferruginea
(miro, brown pine)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Pentachondra pumilaTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pentapogon aucklandicusGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Phlegmariurus varius
(clubmoss)
Lycophytes (clubmosses, selaginella, quillworts)Not ThreatenedNative
Phormium cookianum subsp. cookianum
(mountain flax, wharariki)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Phyllachne colensoiHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Phyllocladus alpinus
(mountain celery pine, mountain toatoa)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Pittosporum colensoiTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Plantago lanigeraHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Plantago raouliiHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa breviglumisGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa cockayneana
(avalanche grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa hesperiaGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa subvestitaGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Podocarpus laetus
(mountain tōtara, Hall's tōtara, thin-barked tōtara, tōtara-kiri-kōtukutuku)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Podocarpus nivalis
(mountain tōtara, snow tōtara)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsNot ThreatenedNative
Polystichum vestitum
(punui, prickly shield fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudopanax crassifolius
(horoeka, lancewood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudopanax linearisTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudowintera colorata
(red horopito, mountain horopito, alpine peppertree)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pterophylla racemosa
(kāmahi, tawheo, tawhero, tawherowhero)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pterostylis australis
(southern greenhood)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus foliosus
(grassland buttercup)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus lyallii
(giant buttercup, great mountain buttercup, Mount Cook buttercup, Mount Cook lily)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus membranifoliusHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus sericophyllus
(silky alpine buttercup)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Raoulia grandiflora
(large-flowered mat daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Raoulia subulata
(scabweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Raoulia tenuicaulis
(tutahuna, mat daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Raukaua simplex
(haumakoroa)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Rubus cissoides
(tātarāmoa, bush lawyer)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Rubus schmidelioides var. schmidelioides
(tātarāmoa, bush lawyer, white-leaved lawyer)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Rytidosperma gracile
(dainty bristle grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Rytidosperma nigricans
(bristle grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Schefflera digitata
(patatē, patē, seven-finger)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Schoenus pauciflorus
(bog rush, sedge tussock)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Senecio wairauensis
(mountain fireweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Stellaria parviflora
(New Zealand chickweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Sticherus cunninghamii
(umbrella fern, waekura, tapuwae kotuku)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Taraxacum zealandicum
(New Zealand dandelion, native dandelion)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Thelymitra cyanea
(swamp sun orchid, striped sun orchid)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Trisetum antarcticumGrassesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Trisetum youngiiGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Uncinia viridis
(green bastard grass, bastard grass, hook sedge)
SedgesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Veronica hookeri
(whipcord hebe)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Veronica linifolia
(parahebe)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Veronica lyallii
(Lyall's parahebe, Lyall's speedwell)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Veronica macrantha var. macrantha
(hebe)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Veronica odora
(hebe)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Veronica salicifolia
(koromiko)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Veronica subalpina
(hebe)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Viola cunninghamii
(mountain violet, white violet)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Wahlenbergia pygmaea subsp. pygmaea
(North Island harebell)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Zealandia pustulata subsp. pustulata
(hound's tongue, kōwaowao, pāraharaha)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Zotovia colensoiGrassesNot ThreatenedNative