Haloragis erecta
(Toatoa, Fire Weed)

Haloragis erecta
(Toatoa, Fire Weed)

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Foliage Colour: Purple
Growth Rate: Fast
Mature Height: 1 m
Mature Width: 1 m
Site Condition: Exposed, Frost Tolerant, Sandy Soil, Windy
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Drainage: Dry, Moist
Category: Shrub
Features: Native. Suitable for ground cover. Suitable restoration species.

Haloragis erecta, Toatoa (not to be confused with other NZ plant species also known as toatoa) is a small perennial shrubby plant endemic to NZ, growing from sea level to about 500m altitude, distinctive for its toothed leaves and reddish stems. Toatoa readily colonises cleared or burnt ground, giving rise to another common name, fire weed.

Habitat: Coastal to montane in forest or scrub. Often on slip scars or colonising recently cleared ground. Often appearing following fire (hence one of the common names).

Flowering: Throughout the year
Fruiting:    Throughout the year

Tags: Rongoa


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