I've added the red-rust fungus on the leaves as a separate observation.
Delairea odorata is scattered through Akaroa now.
Delairea odorata Lem., 1844
Growing extensively in a small weedy wasteland area. In full bloom at the moment.
German Ivy = Delairea odorata (previously known as Senecio mikanioides) is known as Cape Ivy or German Ivy which is native to South Africa (Hickman 1993).
Glossy leaves, soft...havent' seen flowers
Common at the back of the beach.
Common along the rear dunes.
Delairea is a plant genus within the family Asteraceae. It is classified within tribe Senecioneae. It contains only one species, Delairea odorata, which was previously included in the genus Senecio as Senecio mikanioides, and is known as cape ivy in some parts of the world and German ivy in others.