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: Whites beach, N Piha (FISR)

List name: Auck BSJ 51:16

Source/Observer: Auck BSJ 51:16 EK Cameron

Number of observations: 175

District: Auckland

Date: 09/11/1995

SpeciesStructural classConservation statusNative/Exotic
Acaena novae-zelandiae
(red bidibid)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Adiantum cunninghamii
(common maidenhair, Cunningham's maidenhair)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Adiantum hispidulum
(rosy maidenhair)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Agrostis capillaris
(browntop)
GrassesExotic
Aira caryophyllea subsp. caryophyllea
(silvery hair grass)
GrassesExotic
Allium triquetrum
(onion weed)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic
Ammophila arenaria
(marram grass)
GrassesExotic
Anthoxanthum odoratum
(sweet vernal)
GrassesExotic
Arthropodium cirratum
(rengarenga, renga lily, rock lily)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium appendiculatum subsp. maritimum
(coastal spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium gracillimum
(hen & chicken fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Asplenium oblongifolium
(huruhuruwhenua, shining spleenwort)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Astelia banksii
(coastal astelia, shore kowharawhara)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroblechnum membranaceumFernsNot ThreatenedNative
Austroderia splendens
(toetoe)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Bellardia viscosa
(tarweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Brachyglottis repanda
(rangiora, bushman's toilet paper, bushman's friend)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Briza maxima
(large quaking grass)
GrassesExotic
Briza minor
(shivery grass)
GrassesExotic
Bromus diandrus
(ripgut brome)
GrassesExotic
Bromus hordeaceus
(soft brome)
GrassesExotic
Bromus lithobius
(Chilean brome)
GrassesExotic
Bromus willdenowii
(Prairie 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 breviculmis
(grassland sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex dissita
(forest sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex flagellifera
(Glen Murray tussock, trip me up)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex lambertiana
(forest sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex lessoniana
(rautahi, cutty grass)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex pumila
(sand sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex spinirostris
(coastal sedge, petrel scrub sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex testacea
(speckled sedge, trip me up)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carex uncinata
(bastard grass, hook sedge, kamu, matau-a-maui)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Carmichaelia australis
(common broom)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Celmisia major var. majorHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Cenchrus clandestinus
(Kikuyu grass)
GrassesExotic
Centaurium erythraea
(centaury)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Cerastium glomeratum
(annual mouse-ear chickweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Cheilanthes distans
(woolly cloak fern, woolly rock fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Cirsium vulgare
(Scotch thistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Clematis paniculata
(white clematis, puawananga)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma macrocarpa subsp. minorTrees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Coprosma rhamnoidesTrees & 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
Corynocarpus laevigatus
(karaka, kopi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Cotyledon orbiculata var. orbiculata
(pig's ear)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Crassula sieberianaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Crepis capillaris
(hawksbeard)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Cynodon dactylon
(Bermuda grass)
GrassesExotic
Cyperus ustulatus
(coastal cutty grass, giant umbrella sedge, cyperus)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Dactylis glomerata
(cocksfoot)
GrassesExotic
Dianella nigra
(turutu, New Zealand blueberry, inkberry)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Dichondra repens
(Mercury Bay weed, dichondra)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Dicksonia squarrosa
(wheki, rough tree fern, harsh tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Didymocheton spectabilis
(kohekohe, New Zealand mahogany)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Disphyma australe subsp. australe
(horokaka, native ice plant, New Zealand ice plant)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Doodia australis
(rasp fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Erigeron sumatrensis
(broad-leaved flea-bane)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Euchiton audax
(creeping cudweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Euchiton japonicusHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ficinia nodosa
(wiwi, knobby club rush, ethel sedge)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Gahnia lacera
(cutty grass)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Galium aparine
(cleavers)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Gamochaeta simplicicaulisHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Gamochaeta subfalcata
(silky cudweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Geniostoma ligustrifolium var. ligustrifolium
(hangehange)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Genista monspessulana
(Montpellier broom)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Geranium retrorsum
(turnip-rooted geranium)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Gladiolus undulatus
(gladiolus)
Herbs - MonocotsExotic
Haloragis erecta subsp. erecta
(toatoa, fire weed, shrubby haloragis)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Hoheria populnea
(lacebark, houhere, ribbonwood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Holcus lanatus
(Yorkshire fog)
GrassesExotic
Hypochaeris radicata
(catsear)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Isolepis cernua var. cernua
(slender clubrush)
SedgesNot ThreatenedNative
Juncus tenuis subsp. tenuis
(track rush)
Rushes & Allied PlantsExotic
Kunzea ericoides
(kānuka)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Lachnagrostis billardierei subsp. billardierei
(sand wind grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Lachnagrostis littoralis subsp. littoralis
(Coastal wind grass)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Lagenophora petiolata
(papataniwhaniwha)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lagurus ovatus
(harestail)
GrassesExotic
Leptospermum scoparium var. scoparium
(mānuka, kahikātoa)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – DecliningNative
Leucanthemum vulgare
(oxeye daisy)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Leucopogon fasciculatus
(mingimingi, tall mingimingi)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Lilaeopsis novae-zelandiaeHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Linum bienne
(pale flax)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Lobelia anceps
(New Zealand lobelia, shore lobelia)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Lolium arundinaceum subsp. arundinaceum
(tall fescue)
GrassesExotic
Lotus angustissimus
(slender birdsfoot trefoil)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Lotus subbiflorus
(hairy birdsfoot trefoil)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Lupinus arboreus
(tree lupin)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Luzula picta var. pictaRushes & Allied PlantsNot ThreatenedNative
Lysimachia arvensis subsp. arvensis var. arvensis
(pimpernel)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Lysimachia arvensis subsp. arvensis var. caeruleaHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Melicytus ramiflorus subsp. ramiflorus
(māhoe, hinahina, whitey wood)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Metrosideros excelsa
(pōhutukawa)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsThreatened – Nationally VulnerableNative
Microtis unifolia
(onion-leaved orchid, microtis)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Modiola caroliniana
(creeping mallow)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Muehlenbeckia complexa var. complexa
(small-leaved pōhuehue, scrub pōhuehue, wire vine)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Myoporum laetum
(ngaio)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Myrsine australis
(red mapou, red matipo, mapau, red maple)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Nasturtium officinale
(Watercress)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Olearia furfuracea
(akepiro)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Oplismenus hirtellus subsp. imbecillisGrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Ornithopus pinnatus
(yellow serradella)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Oxalis exilis
(creeping oxalis, yellow oxalis)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Oxalis rubensHerbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Ozothamnus leptophyllus
(tauhinu)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pakau pennigera
(gully fern, feather fern, piupiu)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Parablechnum novae-zelandiae
(kiokio, horokio, palm leaf fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Parapholis incurva
(Sickle grass)
GrassesExotic
Parietaria debilis
(New Zealand pellitory)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Parsonsia heterophylla
(New Zealand jasmine)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Paspalum dilatatum
(paspalum)
GrassesExotic
Paspalum distichum
(Mercer grass)
GrassesExotic
Paspalum vaginatum
(saltwater paspalum)
GrassesExotic
Pellaea rotundifolia
(round-leaved fern, New Zealand cliff brake)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Peperomia urvilleana
(peperomia)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Phormium cookianum subsp. cookianum
(mountain flax, wharariki)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Phormium tenax
(flax, harakeke, kōrari (Māori name for inflorescence).)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Piper excelsum subsp. excelsum
(kawakawa, pepper tree)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pittosporum crassifolium
(karo)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Planchonella costata
(tawāpou)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – RelictNative
Plantago australis
(swamp plantain)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Plantago lanceolata
(narrow-leaved plantain)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Poa anceps
(broad-leaved poa)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Poa pratensis
(Kentucky bluegrass)
GrassesExotic
Polycarpon tetraphyllum
(allseed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Polystichum neozelandicum subsp. neozelandicumFernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pomaderris amoena
(tauhinu)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudognaphalium luteoalbumHerbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Pseudopanax lessonii
(Houpara)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Pteridium esculentum
(bracken, rarauhe, bracken fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pteris carsei
(Coastal brake, netted brake)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pteris saxatilisFernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pteris tremula
(shaking brake, tender brake, Australian bracken)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Pterostylis banksii
(tutukiwi, greenhood)
OrchidsNot ThreatenedNative
Ranunculus parviflorus
(small-flowered buttercup)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Ranunculus reflexus
(hairy buttercup, maru, maruru, kopukapuka, pirikau)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Rhopalostylis sapida
(nīkau)
Trees & Shrubs - MonocotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Rumex acetosella
(sheep's sorrel)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Rumex brownii
(hooked dock)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Rumex obtusifolius
(broad-leaved dock)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Rytidosperma setifolium
(bristle tussock, mountain danthonia)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Sagina procumbens
(procumbent pearlwort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Salicornia quinqueflora
(glasswort)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Samolus repens var. repens
(Sea primrose, shore pimpernel, water pimpernel)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Scandia rosifolia
(koheriki)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesThreatened – Nationally CriticalNative
Selliera radicans
(selliera, remuremu, half-star)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Senecio bipinnatisectus
(Australian fireweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Senecio glomeratus subsp. glomeratus
(fireweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Senecio hispidulus
(fireweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Senecio lautus
(shore groundsel, variable groundsel)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesNot ThreatenedNative
Silene gallica
(catchfly)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Soliva sessilis
(Onehunga weed)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Sonchus oleraceus
(sow thistle, sowthistle)
Herbs - Dicotyledonous compositesExotic
Sophora fulvida
(kōwhai)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Sphaeropteris medullaris
(mamaku, black tree fern)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative
Spinifex sericeus
(spinifex, kōwhangatara)
GrassesNot ThreatenedNative
Sporobolus africanus
(rat's tail)
GrassesExotic
Stellaria parviflora
(New Zealand chickweed)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Tetragonia trigyna
(native spinach)
Lianes & Related Trailing Plants - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Trifolium dubium
(suckling clover)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Trifolium repens
(white clover)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Triglochin striata
(triglochin)
Herbs - MonocotsNot ThreatenedNative
Ulex europaeus
(gorse)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsExotic
Veronica arvensis
(field speedwell, corn speedwell)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesExotic
Veronica obtusata
(hebe)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Veronica punicea
(hebe)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsAt Risk – Naturally UncommonNative
Veronica stricta var. stricta
(koromiko)
Trees & Shrubs - DicotyledonsNot ThreatenedNative
Vulpia bromoides
(vulpia hair grass, brome fescue, squirrel-tailed fescue)
GrassesExotic
Wahlenbergia vernicosa
(coastal harebell, glossy harebell)
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than CompositesNot ThreatenedNative
Zealandia pustulata subsp. pustulata
(hound's tongue, kowaowao, paraharaha)
FernsNot ThreatenedNative