LOCATION: Located in pasture mainly along the lower side of Te Mata Peak Road beyond the saddle, but spreading down the top ridge below the Gallipoli pines.
DESCRIPTION: Rosette of leaves appears in late winter, later in spring puts up one or more flower spikes which are grazed by sheep, but often incompletely. Easiest seen when the first flowers appear in Oct/Nov but control becomes urgent at this stage.
CONTROL: If the ground is soft, it can be pulled out revealing a very long tap root. Flowering plants encountered randomly should be pulled or at least broken off at ground level. Every effort must be made to avoid seed set.
Haere mai | Welcome to Te Mata Park and its famous peak, one of the most loved and visited places in Hawke’s Bay.
Gifted in perpetuity to the community in 1927 and managed by a small group of volunteer trustees, with appreciated help from local councils and the community, the Park is a cultural, historical and recreational treasure.
Four times winner of the presitigous international environmental award.