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Alpine plants

Alpine plants

These alpine plants are growing on the Armstrong Saddle in the Ruahine Range (central North Island). The white flowers are a species of Celmisia – a genus with around 60 species found only in New Zealand. Most Celmisia species are found in the mountain ecoregion.

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - The Southern Alps and other axial ranges', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 April 2024)

Story by Matt McGlone, published 24 Sep 2007