View factsheets covering the different kinds of native plants you'll find in different Canterbury environments.
DOC has a national recovery plant for shrubby tororaro to coordinate conservation efforts and ensure the long-term survival of this species.
Olearia hectorii grows in the eastern South Island. Find out more about where it's found, how many there are, and learn how to recognise it.
Lancewood, or horoeka, is a unique, small tree with lance-like foliage that changes dramatically as the tree matures.
Matagouri, or wild Irishman as it is sometimes called, is a thorny bush or small tree that can grow up to six metres high.
Motukarara Conservation Nursery grows Canterbury plants exclusively. View information on the nursery and how to plan and maintain a native garden.
The Mount Cook lily is in fact not a lily at all. Learn more about one of New Zealand’s most well known alpine plants.
Find out about native plant communities of the Canterbury plains.
Olearia Hectorii is one of the most threatenened members of New Zealand's rare, eight-species oleria or small-leaved tree daisy family.
Pittosporum patulum is a small tree that grows up to six metres high, in sub-alpine scrub and mountain beech forest in the South Island.
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