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Lagenophora pumila (Papataniwhaniwha)

Kingdom:   Plantae
Division:    Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Lagenophora
Species: L. pumila
Binominal names: Lagenophora pumila = Lagenifera pumila
Synonyms: Calendula pumila, Lagenifera forsteri, Lagenophora forsteri, Calendula pumila, Microcalia australis.
Common name: Papataniwhaniwha

Lagenophora pumila (Lagenifera pumila) is a small native daisy which grows throughout New Zealand in a range of habitats, from cliffs to grassland and open forest in lowland to montane areas.
It has a slender rhizome which spreads to form loose small mats up to 1 metre across. The leaves which have longish stalks are in rosettes and are 1-1.5cm long, rounded to elliptic, crenate-dentate to shallowly lobed and are harshly hairy.
During summer, white daisy flowers which resemble the common lawn daisy (Bellis perennis) are produced. They are 1.2cm plus wide and are on stems 8-15cm tall. 



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