Locally common on lake margin in sites that would be subjected to frequent inundation. growing with Trithuria inconspicua (uncommon), Centrolepis strigosa (locally abundant), Myriophyllum pedunculatum subsp. novae-zelandiae, Vellerophyton dealbatum, Isolepis spp., and Gameocheta spp.
Common canopy tree in regenerating forest. Flowering heavily. Close up of flowers is an image taken by John Braggins
Growing in one site in windswept grassland recently fenced to exclude feral goats. Very close to extinction - 12 plants seen. All flowering, none setting fruit, most still being browsed by goats which occasionally breach the fence to protect this species. Pimelea eremitica is known to local iwi as Roimata-o-Tohe. Exact location not shown.
Seen close to observation