Key to Tasmanian Dicots
Acaena (Rosaceae)

A. minor and A. magellanica

A. magellanica

A.  minor

Macquarie Island has two species of Acaena (buzzies). Both are creeping herbs with distinctive spherical flowerheads. Acaena magellanica has dark green or bluish-green leaves comprised of several leaflets, each with a short stalk. Acaena minor generally has smaller leaves and flowerheads, pale green leaves and leaflets attached directly to the midrib.