Brown flower-like stalk growing from the ground upto 300mm in height
attracted to light
Common in patches.
Astelia grandis growing side-by-side with A. fragrans.
Yikes. My camera showed its limits against the darkening sky...or maybe my limits with the camera?
On kahikatea. One plant spotted.
Slender greyish groundsel 0.5m in height. Flowering.
Decumbent to slightly erect shrub growing in a semi open site on edge of beech forest. Glaucous leaves with red margins. Leaves glabrous and obovate. Sinus is absent or maybe very small and acute (last image).Pedicel is sometimes absent (sessile) but more often short suggesting possible misidentification.
Went looking for Tundra Swans. Beautiful twilight at this place before sunset...
Part of 55 yr old collection.
Collection point an estimate. Sth side of river somewhere in first kilometre.
Little difference between here and Oparara. Shells are frequently washed down river in floods and become very black in salt water.
Walking around amongst the headstones...
Near the Vermillion...
Likely Carex coriacea. Growing in a moist open site with Gonocarpus sp. and exotic grasses. Strap like leaf with 'cutty' margins, double folded, and parallel veins.
Common in base of pit. Some are flowering.
On edge of coastal podocarp-broadleaved forest
Epiphytic plant in exposed coastal scrub
Pretty amazing to see this lone male so very far out-of-range. I'd seen it first with @greglasley in S. Texas last year - now in N. California. First time I've ever iNated in a cemetery. 2nd shot it's sittin' on a friggin' cross!
Purple/green coloured leaf. Petiole and veins were purple. Leaves were ~ 2cm wide. The plants were growing in rocky/well drained site.
At the bottom of a pool in a stream. Saw a dozen individuals in different pools.
In coastal scrub
Juvenile recently fledged