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Site name: Waihao Downs (Henshaw) (J693)

List name: DOC Canterbury

Source/Observer: DOC Canterbury R Pender

Number of observations: 118

District: Waimate District

Date: 14/01/2004

SpeciesStructural classConservation statusNative/Exotic
Achillea millefolium
(yarrow)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Acinos arvensis
(Basil thyme)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Agrostis capillaris
(browntop)
GrassesExotic
Agrostis stolonifera
(creeping bent)
GrassesExotic
Anthosachne solandri
(native wheatgrass, blue wheatgrass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Anthoxanthum odoratum
(sweet vernal)
GrassesExotic
Arctium minus subsp. minus
(burdock)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Arenaria serpyllifolia
(Sandwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Arrhenatherum elatius subsp. elatius
(tall oat grass)
GrassesExotic
Asplenium lyallii
(Lyall's spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroderia richardii
(toetoe)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Bellis perennis
(English daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Bromus diandrus
(ripgut brome)
GrassesExotic
Bromus hordeaceus
(soft brome)
GrassesExotic
Bromus inermis
(smooth brome)
GrassesExotic
Bromus tectorum
(cheatgrass)
GrassesExotic
Calystegia tuguriorum
(climbing convolvulus, NZ bindweed)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Capsella bursa-pastoris
(shepherd's purse)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Carduus nutans
(nodding thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Carduus tenuiflorus
(winged thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Carex breviculmis
(grassland sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex coriacea
(cutty grass, rautahi)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex secta
(purei, pukio)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex virgata
(swamp sedge, pukio, toitoi, toetoe)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carmichaelia australis
(common native broom, mākaka, maukoro, tainoka, taunoka, taranagahape)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Cerastium fontanum subsp. vulgareHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Chaerophyllum novae-zelandiae
(myrrh)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Chenopodium album
(fathen)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Chenopodium allaniiHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Cirsium arvense
(Californian thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Cirsium vulgare
(Scotch thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Colobanthus affinisHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Colobanthus apetalus
(colobanthus)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Conium maculatum
(hemlock)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Convolvulus waitaha
(grass convolvulus)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma propinqua var. propinqua
(mingimingi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Cordyline australis
(cabbage tree, tī, tī kōuka, palm lily)
Trees & Shrubs - MonocotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Cortaderia selloana
(pampas grass)
GrassesExotic
Cotoneaster franchetii
(cotoneaster, Franchet's cotoneaster)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Crataegus monogyna
(hawthorn)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Crepis capillaris
(hawksbeard)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Cynosurus cristatus
(crested dogstail)
GrassesExotic
Cytisus scoparius
(wild broom)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Dactylis glomerata
(cocksfoot)
GrassesExotic
Dichondra repens
(Mercury Bay weed, dichondra)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Discaria toumatou
(matagouri, tūmatakuru)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – DecliningNative
Elytrigia repens
(couch)
GrassesExotic
Epilobium nummulariifolium
(creeping willowherb)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Erodium cicutarium
(storksbill)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Euonymus europaeus
(spindle tree)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Festuca rubra subsp. rubra
(red fescue)
GrassesExotic
Fraxinus excelsior
(ash)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Galium aparine
(cleavers)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Galium propinquum
(māwe)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Geranium brevicauleHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Geranium dissectum
(cut-leaved cranesbill)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Geranium microphyllumHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Griselinia littoralis
(broadleaf, kāpuka, papauma)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Haloragis erecta subsp. erecta
(toatoa, fire weed, shrubby haloragis)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hesperocyparis macrocarpa
(macrocarpa)
Trees & Shrubs - GymnospermsExotic
Holcus lanatus
(Yorkshire fog)
GrassesExotic
Hordeum murinum subsp. murinum
(barley grass)
GrassesExotic
Hydrocotyle heteromeria
(waxweed, waxweed pennywort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hypochaeris radicata
(catsear)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Juncus articulatus
(jointed rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Juncus edgariae
(wiwi, Edgar's rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Lagenophora petiolata
(papataniwhaniwha)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lagenophora pumila
(papataniwhaniwha)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Leucanthemum vulgare
(oxeye daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Linum bienne
(pale flax)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Linum catharticum
(purging flax)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Malva neglecta
(dwarf mallow)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Marrubium vulgare
(horehound)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Medicago sativa
(lucerne)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Muehlenbeckia australis
(pōhuehue, large-leaved muehlenbeckia)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Muehlenbeckia axillaris
(creeping pōhuehue, creeping muehlenbeckia)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Muehlenbeckia complexa var. complexa
(small-leaved pōhuehue, scrub pōhuehue, wire vine)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Muehlenbeckia ephedroidesLianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Myosotis arvensis
(field forget-me-not)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Myrsine divaricata
(weeping matipo, weeping māpou)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Nepeta cataria
(catnip)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Orobanche minor
(broomrape)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Phleum pratense
(Timothy)
GrassesExotic
Pilosella officinarum
(hawkweed, mouse-ear hawkweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Pilosella praealta
(king devil)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Pittosporum tenuifolium
(kohukohu, kōhūhū, black matipo)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Plantago lanceolata
(narrow-leaved plantain)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Plantago major
(broad-leaved plantain)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Poa annua
(annual poa)
GrassesExotic
Poa cita
(silver tussock)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa pratensis
(Kentucky bluegrass)
GrassesExotic
Poa trivialis
(rough-stalked meadow grass)
GrassesExotic
Pseudopanax arboreus
(fivefinger, five finger, whauwhaupaku)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus repens
(buttercup)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Ribes uva-crispa
(gooseberry)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Rosa rubiginosa
(sweet brier)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Rubus squarrosus
(leafless lawyer, yellow-prickled lawyer)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Rumex flexuosus
(Māori dock, New Zealand dock, runa)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Rumex obtusifolius
(broad-leaved dock)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Sambucus nigra
(elder, elderflower, elderberry)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Sedum acre
(stonecrop)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Sherardia arvensis
(field madder)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Sisymbrium officinale
(hedge mustard)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Sonchus asper
(prickly sow thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Sonchus oleraceus
(sow thistle, sowthistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Sorbus aucuparia subsp. aucuparia
(rowan)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Torilis nodosa
(hedgehog parsley)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Trifolium dubium
(suckling clover)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Trifolium micranthum
(lesser 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
Ulex europaeus
(gorse)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Urtica ferox
(ongaonga, tree nettle)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Urtica urens
(nettle, stinging nettle)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Verbascum thapsus
(woolly mullein, common mullein)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Veronica salicifolia
(koromiko)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Xanthium spinosum
(Bathurst bur)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Zealandia pustulata subsp. pustulata
(hound's tongue, kōwaowao, pāraharaha)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative