Illustrated Guide to
of New Zealand
Weeds of New Zealand
by Ian Popay, Paul Champion & Trevor James
ISBN 0 473 09760 5
by kind permission of the
Zealand Plant Protection Society
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of the publication Common Weeds of New Zealand must always
Available from Touchwood
hairy perennial, climbing up to 12 m high. It has brilliant blue,
trumpet-shaped flowers in summer.
- Flowers Bright
blue, large, open trumpet-shaped, up to 10 cm in diameter, in
few-flowered axillary clusters, new flowers opening daily and
fading to pink in late afternoon. Flowers Jan-Dec.
- Fruit Very
rarely fruits in NZ.
- Leaves Deeply
three-lobed, up to 18 cm long by 16 cm wide, silky-hairy underneath.
Terminal lobe egg-shaped, lateral lobes broad and uneven.
- Stems Twining
- Roots Fibrous.
Gardens, waste places,
forest margins and plantations.
frost-free lowland NI, rare in northern SI. Originally from tropical
tropical plant grown for ornament, and now growing wild in many
places. Listed on the National Pest
Plant Accord (see Introduction for details).
of botanical name
= worm-like; indica (Lat.) = of India or the Indies.