Kōrero: Shrubs and small trees of the forest

Underside of heketara leaves

Underside of heketara leaves

Heketara (Olearia rani) grows in lowland forest and regenerating scrub throughout the North Island and the northern half of the South Island. Its leaves are light green on the upper surface and whitish below. As this photo shows, the veins on the leaves are prominent. In spring it produces bunches of sweet-smelling flowers.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Alastair McLean

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Joanna Orwin, 'Shrubs and small trees of the forest - Tree daisies: olearia and brachyglottis', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13864/underside-of-heketara-leaves (accessed 21 May 2022)

He kōrero nā Joanna Orwin, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Jul 2015