Story: Alpine plants

Mountain foxglove (1st of 3)

Mountain foxglove

Mountain foxgloves (Ourisia macrophylla) are common herbs of damp alpine and subalpine sites. They consist of tufts of thick oval leaves. Their 60-centimetre-tall flowering stalks bear whorls of white flowers with yellow throats.

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Hugh Wilson, 'Alpine plants - Survival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/11049/mountain-foxglove (accessed 19 October 2019)

Story by Hugh Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007