Growing along side hot springs track in the under canopy of large kanuka. Distinctive Small reddish - pink flower.
Tagetes Patula (commonly known as a French Marigold) is part of the Asteraceae family. This plant originates from Mexico and Guatemala.
In some regions, the plant blooms during July to October. It bloomed during the perfect time for me to snap this photo!
Growing next to Hirakamata track most of the way to summit
In flower on roadside at Haratonga Lookout.
The Ontario aster has thin alternate leaves that are long with serrated edges. The flower is small, about 1 cm in length with white ray pedals. The stalk length is about 1.5 feet tall.This plant was surrounded by sedges, grasses, poison ivy, maple saplings, and moss.