View native plant information that specifically relates to the Taranaki region.
Lancewood, or horoeka, is a unique, small tree with lance-like foliage that changes dramatically as the tree matures.
Podocarp trees, such as rimu, kahikatea, miro, mataī and tōtara, boast a lineage that stretches back to the time when New Zealand was part of the super continent of Gondwana.
Rata trees, along with the pohutukawa, are one of the best known native trees in New Zealand. The rata and pohutukawa belong in the myrtle family of trees.
Dactylanthus is New Zealand's only indigenous fully parasitic flowering plant.