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Lobelia angulata (Panakenake)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order:Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Lobelia
Species: L. angulata
Binomial name: Lobelia angulata
Synonym : Pratia angulata
Common name: Panakenake, Pratia angulata, Pratia pusila, Trailing pratia, Alpine pratia

Panakenake is a is fast growing wide spreading groundcover, found throughout New Zealand from sea level to1300m. It prefers damp situations. It has small lush rounded leaves and masses of white flowers from spring onwards. Its flowers are 5 merous with the petals united into an upper lipped three lobe and lower lipped two-lobe corolla that is split to its base. In Autumn it produces reddish-purple berries.
Sold in nurseries as Pratia pusila

Photo Tupare Gardens, New Plymouth December.


Photographed Mt Egmont/Taranaki. Late October


Photographed at Te Kainga Marire Gardens at Spencer Place January

 





Berries in May Mt Egmont/Taranaki
 

Berries in wintertime
 

 



The leaves of Panakenake
 

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