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Vegetable sheep

Vegetable sheep

Vegetable sheep are unusual cushion plants that grow in New Zealand’s mountain ranges. This species (Raoulia australis) was first collected by E. F. L. Raoul, a French naval doctor. He made substantial collections of plants from the eastern South Island while French naval vessels were monitoring the French settlement at Akaroa on Banks Peninsula.

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John Andrews, 'European discovery of plants and animals - Cook’s second voyage, and the French', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 July 2024)

Story by John Andrews, published 24 Sep 2007