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NZ Plants

Hedwigia ciliata

Family: Hedwigiaceae

Hedwigia ciliata forms branching, erect to prostrate stems. The leaves are 0.5-1.5 mm long, lanceolate in shape, lack a nerve (vein) and taper to a fine, extended tip. When dry, the leaves are closely appressed to the stem giving it a silvery rope-like appearance.

Found in the Central North Island and widespread in the South Island on dry rock in the open.