Story: Stewart Island/Rakiura

Stewart Island alpine plants

Stewart Island alpine plants

The alpine areas of Stewart Island are home to leatherwood, a hardy shrub with large shiny leaves (bottom), and a variety of other flora including mountain buttercups and mountain daisies (top).

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Carl Walrond, 'Stewart Island/Rakiura - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, updated 1 May 2015