Story: Mountains

Subalpine vegetation

Subalpine vegetation

New Zealand mountains have many plants that are unique to the country. On these mountain slopes in the Te Anau area of Fiordland National Park, subalpine scrub grows above the treeline. The plant in the foreground is Dracophyllum menziesii.

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Andy Dennis, 'Mountains - Alpine plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Andy Dennis, published 24 Sep 2007, updated 1 Feb 2017