Scientific Name:
Wahlenbergia albomarginata subsp. laxa (G.Simpson) J.A.Petterson, New Zealand J. Bot. 35: 38 (1997)
  • Wahlenbergia laxa G.Simpson, Trans. Roy. Soc. New Zealand 79: 430 (1952)
  • Wahlenbergia pygmaea var. laxa (G.Simpson) Allan, Fl. New Zealand 1, 791 (1961)

Simpson's description is: "A glabrous flaccid perennial extending long slender, fleshy branching rhizomes putting up rather remote rosettes. Leaves of rosettes 2–4 cm. long, 4–5 mm. broad, linear-spathulate, obtuse, the upper portion of the blade irregularly crenate or dentate, the lower portion entire and gradually narrowed to a flattened, sparingly ciliate petiole equalling the blade. Margins frequently waved or recurved. Stem leaves few, linear or linear-lanceolate, 1·5–3 cm. long, [?] slender, sparingly branched; pedicels 4–15 cm. long, naked. Flowers solitary, terminating the branches, 1·5 cm. diam., white. Calyx obconic, 8 mm. long, deeply 5 partite, glabrous; teeth subulate. Corolla lobes obovate, acute. Capsule 6 mm. long, 4 mm. diam., obconical.

[From: Allan (1961) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 1 as Wahlenbergia pygmaea var. laxa (G.Simpson) Allan]

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]
Petterson, J.A. 1997: Revision of the genus Wahlenbergia (Campanulaceae) in New Zealand. New Zealand Journal of Botany 35(1): 9–54.
Simpson, G. 1952: Notes on some New Zealand plants and descriptions of new species (No. 5). Transactions of the Royal Society of New Zealand 79: 419–435.