Chatham Island LilyChatam Island Lily
Flowers; Chatham Island Lily or Forget-me-not (Myosotidium nobile).
Skipjack: indigenous flora of Chatham Island
The Chatham Island forget-me-not (Myosotidium hortensia) can build lumps of more than one meter in diam. Its light bluish, occasionally whitish blossoms are mainly found from September to October. Separated males and females are on the same flower. The mega-herb is found on the coast rocks, rocky promontories, on the beach above the beach area and in the opening of coast-wood.
He prefers the backside of boulders, where he is growing between kelpdrift and collected pawlbeams. Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not can be seen in the Henga Scenic Reserve and at Kaingaroa Point. Cultivated in tree farms and orchards throughout New Zealand and abroad. It' loved as a botanical in the Chathams.
Coastline evolution has recently ruined the only known fauna of white-flowered herbs. More about Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not on the New Zealand Plant Conservation Network website.
Ancient Chatham Island Forget-me-not - Horticulture - Te Ara Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Chatham Island Forget-me-not (Myosotidium hortensia) with its thick, shiny foliage and stunning bluish blossoms is one of New Zealand's most appealing herbs. It' not a real forget-me-not (Myosotis species), but got its name because its blossoms are very similar. There' s only one type of miosotidium, and it is found in the wilderness at prominent coastline locations on the Chatham Islands.
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New Zealand Plant Conservation Network
Baill. was founded in Dec. 2009 and is a natural archives and an IT based base with over 94,000 surveyed areas of flora - with over 19,000 continuous areas. NPNS keeps a reference kit of shortcuts corresponding to the scientifically accepted reference plants from the Ngä Tipu or Aotearoa - New Zealand Plants family.
Hook.f., Hook.f. Hook.f.; Hook.f.; Myosotidium hotensium (Decne.) Baill. orth.var. In the Chatham Isles. Located on Chatham (Rekohu), Pitt, southeast, Mangere and most of the smaller isles, small isles and some outcrops. Blade of base leaf up to 0.4 m in diameter, deep foliage to yellow-green, wide oval to renifate, thick, meaty to leathery; top shiny, hairless; underside light, fine and evenly hairy; edges whole; protuberant with arteries, indentations above, raised below.
Inflorescence laterally corymose cyme, somewhat woodsy at the bottom, with stamens; lower stamens similar to the subtending bracts, uppers subtending, narrowly oblate to widely narrowly or elliptically. Flower 12-15 mm inches (.5-15 mm) in diameter, deep to light bluish with increasing maturity, often purple-red, sometimes even whitish; lobe 5, 4.0-4. An unmistakable and easy to recognize variety with large, shiny foliage and large buds inblossom.
Do not compete with other crops. Once plentiful on the coast and islands, the area of M. hotensia has been significantly diminished by agriculture, marble grassland ( "ammophila arenaria") and the devastation of wildlife, such as cows, horsemen, ovine, possums, swine, rat and wheka, which tramples, uproots and scavenges herbs.
The removal of whole trees for home use in the garden is a constant issue for the more easily accessed population. The coastal evolution destroys the only known white-flowered savage plant and continues to be a possible menace elsewhere. Endangered New Zealand flora.