Selliera radicans Selliera radicans aka ‘bonking grass’ on clifftop (NZ native). Fortrose, Southland, New Zealand. Shire Plants UK has more info and explain the strange common name. Click on photo to enlarge. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 6 thoughts on “Selliera radicans” Add yours This is a native species I didn’t encounter on either of my two visits to NZ. I had an immediate question about the common name you gave. Then I saw and followed your link to the explanation. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply It’s an interesting plant: “Selliera radicans can be drenched with saltwater to contain weeds.” “It can make a good “no-mow” lawn.” ~both quotes from http://www.marinelife.ac.nz/species/5404 LikeLike Reply When I saw that common name, the first thing that came to mind was our slang phrase for certain intimate activities — and that was it! I love this! (And the plant is pretty, too.) LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hehe .. thank you 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply So funny! How come I’ve never heard of this before? Well they say you learn something every day. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hehe .. maybe coz the common name has its origins from a clifftop at Auckland’s west coast beaches! I didn’t know either till I searched on the scientific name and got a surprise 🙂 LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.