Plants of New Zealand

Using the hints, name these native plants of New Zealand.
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'White pine', tallest native tree in New Zealand, pale timber has no odour
Kahikatea
Mighty coniferous tree, produces gum, straight trunk, biggest example is Tane Mahuta
Kauri
Tree with bright yellow spring flowers which tui love to eat nectar from
Kowhai
Distinctive tree with narrow leaves up to a metre long which are good for kindling
Cabbage Tree / Ti kouka
Called 'tea tree' by Captain Cook, sharp-tipped leaves, little pink or white flowers in spring
Manuka
'New Zealand's Christmas tree', covered in large red flowers in summer, multi-trunked
Pohutukawa
Tall green sword-like leaves, flower stalks up to 4 metres tall, many uses e.g. baskets, rope
New Zealand Flax / Harakeke
Tall podocarp tree with cones, bark flakes off, short needle-like prickly leaves
Totara
Clumping garden plant with huge round glossy leaves and pale blue spring flowers
Chatham Island Forget-me-not
National symbol, fern fronds have silver underside
Silver Fern / Ponga
Soft woody shrub in the pea family, clusters of stunning red flowers in spring, long seedpods
Kakabeak / Kowhai-ngutukaka
'Bushman's friend', large dull green leaves with soft furry undersides can be used as toilet paper
Rangiora
Only palm native to New Zealand and southernmost member of the palm family, slow-growing
Nikau
Tall tree called 'New Zealand honeysuckle' by early settlers, leathery narrow leaves, small red flowers good for honey production
Rewarewa
'New Zealand mahogany', tree with large pink tubular flowers in spring and pink berries which native birds like to eat
Puriri
Tall coniferous tree, long drooping branches, lovely timber, used to be called 'red pine'
Rimu
World's largest buttercup, alpine plant with pure white flowers and large glossy leaves that can hold rainwater
Mount Cook Lily
Swordlike leaves, stiff red bottlebrush flower spikes in spring, discovered in 1924 on Northland's offshore island cliffs
Poor Knights Lily
Clumping garden plant with soft drooping strappy leaves and masses of starry white flowers on long stalks in spring
Rock Lily / Rengarenga
Unique small tree, juveniles have thin trunk with long narrow stiff brown leaves jutting out from top, adults have shorter wider leaves in a rounded crown
Lancewood / Horoeka
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May 26, 2019
I am yet to find a decent quiz about plants on Jetpunk. I guess New Zealand plants is a niche quiz...