Story: Shrublands

Leatherwood scrub, southern Ruahine Range

Leatherwood scrub, southern Ruahine Range

Two different daisy shrubs often grow side by side in alpine leatherwood scrub. This is Brachyglottis eleagnifolia (front left), about to flower. Behind it and to the right are the rounded crowns of Olearia colensoi (tūpari). Both plants have thick, leathery leaves, which are shiny green above and covered in thick hairs beneath – golden-brown for Brachyglottis eleagnifolia, white for tūpari.

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Photograph by Catherine Tiffen

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - Mountain shrublands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14532/leatherwood-scrub-southern-ruahine-range (accessed 6 July 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007