Habitat: bank, cliff, coast, dry, grassland, hill, open, pasture, roadside, rock outcrop, sand, scree, shrubland, slope, wasteland

Dispersal: Garden discard, seed, vegetative

  • a robust, succulent subshrub with short and thick branched stems.
  • its opposite leaves are thick and fleshy, up to 11 cm long, green and with a dense covering of white bloom.
  • its inflorescence is purplish with white bloom, up to 50 cm long and with flowers clustered at the end.
  • its flowers (3-4 cm long) are tubular, pendulous, red or orange.
  • its fruit are 2-3 cm long and release numerous seeds 0.5-0.8 mm long.
Biosecurity New Zealand 2012: Regional Pest Management Strategies Database. http://www.biosecurityperformance.maf.govt.nz/
Biosecurity New Zealand 2008: National Plant Pest Accord. MAF Biosecurity New Zealand, Wellington.
Ministry for Primary Industries 23 Feb 2017: Unwanted Organisms Register. Version 02.01.02. https://www1.maf.govt.nz/uor