Scientific Name:
Raoulia haastii Hook.f., Handb. New Zealand Fl. 148 (1864)
Vernacular Name(s):
Green vegetable sheep

Stems creeping and rooting; branches ∞, densely packed; branchlets erect or ascending, very close-set; plant forming cushions up to 1 m. or more diam. and 3 dm. or more tall. Lvs very densely imbricate in c. 5 series; basal portion scarious, glab., 3-nerved (lateral nerves us. weak, sts absent), c. 1 × 0·5 mm., suddenly narrowed to blunt apical portion c. 1 mm. long, subcoriac., ± densely clad in appressed silky hairs. Capitula up to 5 mm. diam. Florets 4–10, c. half ♀. Inner phyll. c. 4 mm. long, stramineous, hyaline-margined, linear-oblong, obtuse; apex dark to creamy white, not radiate. Achenes < 1 mm. long, ± puberulous; pappus-hairs up to 3 mm. long, slender, not thickened at tips.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1.]

Indigenous (Endemic)
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]
Hooker, J.D. 1864: Handbook of the New Zealand Flora: a systematic description of the native plants of New Zealand and the Chatham, Kermadec's, Lord Auckland's, Campbell's and Macquarie's Islands. Part I. Reeve, London.
Ward, J. M. 1982: A key, synopsis and concordance for Raoulia. Mauri Ora 10: 11–19.