NZ Plants G – Gaultheria antipoda to Gunnera prorepens
Gaultheria antipoda (syn snowberry) is an erect or
spreading evergreen shrub, which grows up to 40–80 in (1–2 m).
The leathery, shiny leaves are round and toothed, 0.2–0.6 in
(5–15 mm) long. Small, white, bell-shaped flowers in summer, followed
by red, white or pink berries.
Gaultheria crassa is a stout bushy shrub, which grows
up to 40 in (1 m) high, although smaller at higher altitudes.
The thick, leathery and rigid leaves are 0.4–0.6 in (10–15 mm)
long. The small white flowers are carried in clusters, summer.
Gentiana amabilis is a dwarf herbaceous plant, which
grows to 1.6–2 in (4–5 cm) high. The green spoon-shaped
leaves are 0.6 in (1.5 cm) long, with the leaf stalks about
the same in length. The single white flowers are 0.75 in (1.8 cm)
Gentiana bellidifolia (syn Gentianella bellidifolia,
Oreophylax bellidifolius) is an herbaceous plant, which forms clusters
of spoon-shaped to oval leaves, 0.4–0.6 in (1.0–1.5 cm)
long. The white flowers are individual, or in clusters of usually 2 to 6.
Gentiana corymbifera (syn Gentianella corymbifera)
is an herbaceous plant forming a rosette of somewhat fleshy leaves,
2–6 × 0.4–0.8 in (5–15 × 1–2 cm).
Clusters of white flowers form at the top of erect stems, which are
up to 24 in (60 cm) high.
Gentiana matthewsii is an herbaceous plant, which
forms open clusters of spoon-shaped basal leaves, 0.4–1.2 in
(1–3 cm) long. The white flowers are in ones or twos on slender
Gentiana patula is a variable herbaceous plant, which
forms clusters of spear-shaped, basal, green leaves, 1–3 in
(2.5–7.5 cm) long. The white flowers occur in clusters of
between 3 and 10, summer.
Geranium sessiliflorum is an herbaceous clump-forming perennial. The round leaves are 0.4–0.8 in (10–20 mm) and maybe green or bronze. White flowers in summer.
Geranium traversii is a low-growing herbaceous perennial,
with attractive foliage and flowers. The green, basal leaves are round
1–3 in (2.5–7.5 cm) diameter, and are cut into
5 to 7 lobes. The flowers are white or pink. Elegans is the
usual form seen in gardens, and has pink flowers. Fairly hardy in the
Geum parviflorum is a spreading or erect herbaceous
plant which grows to 4–12 in (10–30 cm) high at
flowering. The bright green leaves are in rosettes. White flowers, 0.6 in
(1.5 cm), in diameter, at the end of hairy stems.
Gingidia montana (syn Gingidium montanum) is an aromatic
herbaceous plant, with attractive foliage, which can reach 20 in
(50 cm) high at flowering. The leaves are highly divided, the white
flowers in clusters.
Griselinia littoralis ‘Brodick Gold’ is
a dense, evergreen, bushy shrub which can reach 10 ft (3 m).
The oval leaves are 1–5 in (2.5–11 cm) long, with
a central cream splash and green edges. The small flowers are yellow-green,
with male and female flowers seen on separate bushes; spring. Tender
in the UK.
Gunnera hamiltonii forms a mat of herbaceous vegetation.
The green to bronze, round and toothed leaves are 0.7–1.2 in
(1.7–3 cm) long and 0.4–1 in (1–2.5 cm)
across. Male and female flowers are on separate plants. The female flowers
are tiny. The fruits are red or orange.
Gunnera prorepens forms wide-spreading mounds of herbaceous
vegetation. The brownish to purple-green leaves are oval, typically
1.2 in (3 cm) long, and carried on long stalks. Male and female
flowers are on separate plants. The fruits are bright red, or purplish,
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