Story: Conifers

Mountain toatoa

Mountain toatoa

Mountain toatoa is a common shrub of subalpine and alpine habitats. Its phylloclades are bright green or blue-green. It often forms a wide-spreading bush, as its lower branches take root when they touch the ground, sending up new growth.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Conifers - Celery pines', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 February 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007