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Snow groundsel (Dolichoglottis)

Snow groundsel (Dolichoglottis)

Found in the alpine areas of the South Island and Stewart Island, these tall daisies bloom in December and January with a burst of large white or yellow flowers. Although about 11% of New Zealand is above the bushline, over 600 native plant species are found in alpine areas.

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Carl Walrond, 'Natural environment - The bush and its plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

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