Story: Alpine plants

Penwiper plant

Penwiper plant

Two species of penwiper plant grow on South Island screes. The largest, Notothlapsi rosulatum, pictured here, consists of a rosette of overlapping fleshy grey leaves. In summer it produces a central stalk of sweet-smelling cream flowers.

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Hugh Wilson, 'Alpine plants - Alpine rock vegetation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11039/penwiper-plant (accessed 13 November 2018)

Story by Hugh Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007