Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


More than 20,000 high resolution plant images were gathered for this project. Of these, about 11,000 were selected for the final key and file sizes were reduced for fast display.

Images were chosen with a preference for New Zealand material and to represent a range of features for each species, such as:

  • Population
  • Habit
  • Adult plant
  • Seedling
  • Foliage
  • Leaf (upper and lower)
  • Stem
  • Branch
  • Inflorescence
  • Flower
  • Fruit
  • Seed
  • Specialised characters (e.g., spines, tendrils, bark)

Different stages of maturity and close-up photography is included. Most images are of live plants but herbarium specimens and line drawings are also used. The key includes captions for all features and acknowledges the source of each individual image.

All five authors of the weeds key provided images and Trevor James and Sheldon Navie made the greatest contributions. The remaining images were obtained from a wide range of sources and every effort has been made to obtain permission to use them or to ensure that they are copyright free.

However, treat all images in the Weed key as copyright to the original photographer.

Further images are welcome – please contact Murray Dawson for details.

The following is a partial list of those who have kindly contributed images:

Authors of key

New Zealand contributors:

International contributors: