Story: Alpine plants

White gentian

White gentian

Many of New Zealand’s 30 species of gentian (Gentianella species) are found in tussock grasslands and alpine herbfields. Pink- and blue-flowered gentians occur on subantarctic islands, but species on the mainland have white flowers, although some have pink-purple veins on their petals, and some populations of mainland gentian have purple-flushed flowers.

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Hugh Wilson, 'Alpine plants - Survival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 April 2024)

Story by Hugh Wilson, published 24 Sep 2007