Scientific NameAcaena novae-zelandiae
Size and formA prostrate, stoloniferous and hairy-stemmed ground cover 1-4m wide.
Flowers, leaves and fruitA globular, green inflorescence occurs on stalks from September to April. Flowers become a reddish and fruiting spiny burr. Leaves are compound, dark green with oblong and toothed leaflets.
Growing conditionsSuitable for a range of situations from wet to dry soils and full-sun to full-shade positions. A useful plant for soil binding in revegetation. Burrs can attach to clothing or animal fur.