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Punakuru/Angled Lobelia Lobelia anceps

Native. Not threatened.

Punakuru/Angled Lobelia has a tiny but prominent presence in the Dune Garden, not least because it flowers for much of the year.


Besides Aotearoa New Zealand, it is also found in Australia, South Africa and Chile. It is a coastal and lowland plant that is generally found in exposed places that includes riversides and near lakes.

Among it’s characteristics, in the Dune Garden it grows mostly prostrate (along the surface), but when it grows amongst other vegetation such as Kōwhangatara/Spinifex or Marram Grass, stretches upwards impressively, occasionally exceeding 30cm in height. Flowers are blue to purple.

NZPCN-Lobelia anceps


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