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Common Name: Puatea
Gnaphalium keriense is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.20 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Lowland to montane streamsides between latitudes 35 and 45°south on North and South Islands[
We have almost no information on this species but one report says that it would probably be successful in Britain if grown in moist ground[
]. Some authorities list the plant as Anaphalis keriensis.
It is likely to require a well-drained soil in a sunny position[
The plant is antiphlogistic[
] - the leaves are pressed to extract the juice which is applied to the bruise[
]. The leaves are also scarified and applied as a poultice to bruises etc[
Seed - sow late spring in situ and only just cover the seed.