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Raoulia hookeri - scabweed, scabweed mat daisy

Daisy family: Asteraceae

Raoulia hookeri  is a cushion forming plant. The leaves have a less dense covering of hairs than do those of R. albosericea  so that they have a brown to cream appearance. The small flower heads (receptacles) contain disk florets only. Named after the 19th century botanist, Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911).
Found in mountains of both North and South Islands.

Vegetative characteristics

Reproductive characteristics

Plant form: many branched, prostrate plant forming a cushion

Arrangement of parts: heads up to 7 mm of disk florets only


Flower size:

Leaf form: undivided, narrow spoon-shaped

Sepals: 5

Leaf size: 2 mm

Petals: 5, white

Leaf arrangement: singly along stem

Sexuality: outer florets are female; inner florets are bisexual

Leaf attachment:

Stamens: 5

Leaf margin: smooth

Ovary: below petals

Leaf surface: hairs

Fruit: dry