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Favourite Native Plant 2013 results

Voting has concluded for the 2013 New Zealand’s Favourite Plant and Worst Weed. From 9 to 29 December, 2013, New Zealanders from the length of the country voted for their Favourite Plant and Worst Weed. Achieving the most votes for “New Zealand’s Favourite Plant in 2013” is a specialist filmy fern—Hymenophyllum malingii. This is the first time a fern has taken out the title.

1. Hymenophyllum malingii

2. Kowhai (Sophora chathamica)

3. Bartlett's Rata (Metrosideros bartlettii)

4. Pohutukawa (Metrosideros excelsa)

5. Puriri (Vitex lucens)

6. Kaka beak (Clianthus puniceus)

7. New Zealand gloxinia, taurepo, kaikaiatua, mata, matata, waiuatua (Rhabdothamnus solandri)

8. Rewarewa (Knightia excelsa)

9. Southern rata (Metrosideros umbellata)

10. Kauri (Agathis australis)

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