Scientific Name:
Lampranthus glaucus (L.) N.E.Br.

Bushy shrublet. Stems decumbent, glabrous, terete, reddish brown when young, grey with age; branches erect. Lvs glaucous distally, green at base, reddish on margins and keel, papillate with small reddish dots, 3-angled, narrowly triangular, acute, broadest at shortly connate lf-base, 14–16 × c. 5 mm, c. 4 mm thick; keel crenulate distally. Fls solitary, 45–60 mm diam. Calyx glabrous; sepals 10 mm long. Petals spreading, golden yellow above, lemon yellow beneath without median stripe, 15–30 mm long. Stamens 2–6 mm long; filaments yellow, glabrous; anthers pale yellow. Capsule c. 1 cm diam. Seeds orange-brown, obovoid, rugulose, c. 1 mm long.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]


Flowering: Sep.–Oct.; Fruiting: Jan.–Dec.