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Acaena novae-zelandiae  Kirk
Biddy biddy
Acaena novae-zelandiae
© 2001 CDFA
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Acaena novae-zelandiae
© 2017 Vernon Smith
Acaena novae-zelandiae
© 2001 CDFA
Acaena novae-zelandiae, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Observation Hotline
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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Acaena novae-zelandiae
© 2013 Ramona Robison
Family: ROSACEAE  
Genus: Acaena
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Acaena novae-zelandica
PLANTS: Acaena sanguisorbae
ICPN + PLANTS: Acaena anserinifolia
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Dec 16, 2018).