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Site name: Whatipu Sands (WHPS)

List name: Auck BSJ 43:9

Source/Observer: Auck BSJ 43:9 EK Cameron

Number of observations: 177

District: Auckland

Date: 15/11/1987

SpeciesStructural classConservation statusNative/Exotic
Achillea millefolium
(yarrow)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Ageratina riparia
(mist flower)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Agrostis capillaris
(browntop)
GrassesExotic
Alternanthera nahui
(nahui)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Alternanthera philoxeroides
(alligator weed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Anthoxanthum odoratum
(sweet vernal)
GrassesExotic
Apodasmia similis
(jointed wire rush, oioi)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroderia splendens
(toetoe)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Axonopus fissifolius
(narrow-leaved carpet grass)
GrassesExotic
Bellardia viscosa
(tarweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Bellis perennis
(English daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Bidens frondosa
(beggar's ticks)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Briza maxima
(large quaking grass)
GrassesExotic
Briza minor
(shivery grass)
GrassesExotic
Bromus diandrus
(ripgut brome)
GrassesExotic
Bromus willdenowii
(prairie grass)
GrassesExotic
Calamagrostis arenaria (L.) Roth
(marram grass)
GrassesExotic
Callitriche stagnalis
(water starwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Calystegia soldanella
(shore bindweed, shore convolvulus, rauparaha)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Carex flagellifera
(Glen Murray tussock, trip me up)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex pumila
(sand sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex testacea
(speckled sedge, trip me up)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex virgata
(swamp sedge, pukio, toitoi, toetoe)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Cenchrus clandestinus
(kikuyu grass)
GrassesExotic
Centaurium erythraea
(centaury)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Centella uniflora
(centella)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Cerastium fontanum subsp. vulgareHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Cirsium vulgare
(Scotch thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Coprosma arborea
(māmāngi, tree coprosma)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma robusta
(karamū, glossy karamū)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Cordyline australis
(cabbage tree, tī, tī kōuka, palm lily)
Trees & Shrubs - MonocotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Cortaderia jubata
(purple pampas grass)
GrassesExotic
Cotula australis
(common cotula, soldier's button)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Cotula coronopifolia
(bachelor's button, yellow buttons, waterbuttons)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Crepis capillaris
(hawksbeard)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Cynodon dactylon
(Bermuda grass)
GrassesExotic
Cyperus brevifoliusSedgesExotic
Cyperus congestus
(purple umbrella sedge)
SedgesExotic
Cyperus eragrostis
(umbrella sedge)
SedgesExotic
Cyperus ustulatus
(coastal cutty grass, giant umbrella sedge, cyperus)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Dactylis glomerata
(cocksfoot)
GrassesExotic
Dicksonia squarrosa
(wheki, rough tree fern, harsh tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Dodonaea viscosa
(akeake)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Eichhornia crassipes
(Water hyacinth)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic
Eleocharis acuta
(sharp spike sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Eleocharis neozelandica
(sand spike sedge, spikesedge)
SedgesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Elodea canadensis
(Canadian pondweed)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic
Eragrostis brownii
(bay grass)
GrassesExotic
Erigeron sumatrensis
(broad-leaved flea-bane)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Festuca bromoides
(vulpia hair grass, brome fescue, squirrel-tailed fescue)
GrassesExotic
Ficinia nodosa
(wiwi, knobby club rush, ethel sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Ficinia spiralis
(pīngao, golden sand sedge, pikao)
SedgesAt Risk – DecliningNative
Galium aparine
(cleavers)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Galium palustre subsp. palustre
(marsh bedstraw)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Geranium dissectum
(cut-leaved cranesbill)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Geranium homeanumHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Geranium molle
(dove's foot cranesbill)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Glossostigma elatinoidesHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Haloragis erecta subsp. erecta
(toatoa, fire weed, shrubby haloragis)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hedychium gardnerianum
(wild ginger, kahili ginger)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic
Holcus lanatus
(Yorkshire fog)
GrassesExotic
Hypochaeris radicata
(catsear)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Isolepis cernua var. cernua
(slender clubrush)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Isolepis proliferaSedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Juncus acutus
(sharp rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Juncus articulatus
(jointed rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Juncus australis
(leafless rush, wiwi)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Juncus bufonius var. bufonius
(toad rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Juncus dregeanusRushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Juncus edgariae
(wiwi, Edgar's rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Juncus effusus var. effusus
(soft rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Juncus kraussii subsp. australiensis
(sea rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Juncus microcephalus
(South American rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Juncus tenuis subsp. tenuis
(track rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Lachnagrostis billardierei subsp. billardierei
(sand wind grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Lactuca serriola
(prickly lettuce)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Lagurus ovatus
(harestail)
GrassesExotic
Lemna disperma
(common duckweed)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Leptospermum scoparium var. scoparium
(mānuka, kahikātoa)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – DecliningNative
Leucopogon fasciculatus
(mingimingi, tall mingimingi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiaeHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Limosella australis
(mudwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lobelia anceps
(New Zealand lobelia, shore lobelia)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lolium arundinaceum subsp. arundinaceum
(tall fescue)
GrassesExotic
Lolium perenne
(perennial rye grass)
GrassesExotic
Lotus pedunculatus
(lotus)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Lotus subbiflorus
(hairy birdsfoot trefoil)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Ludwigia palustris
(Water purslane, marsh ludwigia)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Ludwigia peploides subsp. montevidensis
(Water primrose)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Lupinus arboreus
(tree lupin)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Lycium ferocissimum
(boxthorn)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Lysimachia arvensis subsp. arvensis var. arvensis
(pimpernel)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Lythrum hyssopifolia
(hyssop loosestrife)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Lythrum junceum
(rose loosestrife)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Machaerina articulata
(jointed baumea, jointed twig rush)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Machaerina juncea
(sedge, tussock swamp twig rush)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Machaerina rubiginosa
(baumea)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Melicytus ramiflorus subsp. ramiflorus
(māhoe, hinahina, whitey wood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Mentha pulegium
(pennyroyal)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Metrosideros excelsa
(pōhutukawa)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Microlaena stipoides
(meadow rice grass, slender rice grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Microtis unifolia
(onion-leaved orchid, microtis)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Muehlenbeckia complexa var. complexa
(small-leaved pōhuehue, scrub pōhuehue, wire vine)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Myoporum laetum
(ngaio)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Myosotis laxa subsp. caespitosa
(water forget-me-not)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Myriophyllum propinquum
(common water milfoil)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Myriophyllum triphyllum
(Water milfoil)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Myriophyllum votschiiHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine australis
(red mapou, red matipo, mapau, red maple)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Nasturtium officinale
(Watercress)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Ottelia ovalifolia
(Swamp lily)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic
Oxalis rubensHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Paesia scaberula
(lace fern, ring fern, scented fern, pig fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Panicum dichotomiflorum
(smooth witch-grass)
GrassesExotic
Parietaria debilis
(New Zealand pellitory)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Paspalum dilatatum
(paspalum)
GrassesExotic
Paspalum distichum
(Mercer grass)
GrassesExotic
Paspalum vaginatum
(saltwater paspalum)
GrassesExotic
Persicaria maculosa
(willow weed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Phormium tenax
(flax, harakeke, kōrari (Māori name for inflorescence).)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Physalis peruviana
(Cape gooseberry)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Phytolacca octandra
(inkweed)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Piper excelsum subsp. excelsum
(kawakawa, pepper tree)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pittosporum crassifolium
(karo)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Plantago australis
(swamp plantain)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
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 trivialis
(rough-stalked meadow grass)
GrassesExotic
Polycarpon tetraphyllum
(allseed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Polypogon monspeliensis
(beard grass)
GrassesExotic
Populus nigra
(Lombardy poplar)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Potamogeton cheesemanii
(red pondweed)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Prunella vulgaris
(self-heal)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbumHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Pteridium esculentum
(bracken, rarauhe, bracken fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus amphitrichus
(waoriki)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus parviflorus
(small-flowered buttercup)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Ranunculus sardous
(hairy buttercup)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Romulea rosea
(onion grass)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic
Rubus fruticosus agg.
(blackberry)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Rumex acetosella
(sheep's sorrel)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Rumex conglomeratus
(clustered dock)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Ruppia polycarpa
(Horses mane weed, lakeweed)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Sagina procumbens
(procumbent pearlwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Salix alba var. alba
(silver willow)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Schoenoplectus pungens
(three-square)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani
(kuawa)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Selliera radicans
(selliera, remuremu, half-star)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Senecio bipinnatisectus
(Australian fireweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Senecio lautus
(shore groundsel, variable groundsel)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Senecio skirrhodon
(gravel groundsel)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Setaria gracilis
(knot-root bristle grass)
GrassesExotic
Silene gallica
(catchfly)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Sisyrinchium rosulatum
(Annual blue-eyed grass)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic
Solanum americanum
(small-flowered nightshade)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Solanum linnaeanum
(apple of Sodom)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Solanum nigrum
(black nightshade)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Soliva sessilis
(Onehunga weed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Sonchus asper
(prickly sow thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Sonchus oleraceus
(sow thistle, sowthistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Sphaeropteris medullaris
(mamaku, black tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Spinifex sericeus
(spinifex, kōwhangatara)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Sporobolus africanus
(rat's tail)
GrassesExotic
Stellaria media subsp. media
(chickweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Stenotaphrum secundatum
(buffalo grass)
GrassesExotic
Symphyotrichum lanceolatum
(sea aster)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Tetragonia trigyna
(native spinach)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Tradescantia fluminensis
(wandering Jew)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic
Trifolium repens
(white clover)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Triglochin striata
(triglochin)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Typha orientalis
(raupō, bullrush)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Ulex europaeus
(gorse)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Utricularia gibba
(bladderwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Vellereophyton dealbatum
(White cudweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
xAgropogon littoralisGrassesExotic
Zantedeschia aethiopica
(arum lily)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic