Kōrero: Alpine plants

South Island edelweiss

South Island edelweiss

South Island edelweiss (Leucogenes grandiceps) is one of four species of native edelweiss, all found in alpine habitats. Their common name derives from the close similarity of their flowers to those of the European edelweiss (Leontopodium alpinum). They all have yellow-brown disc florets surrounded by woolly white bracts.

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Photograph by Christina Troup

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Hugh Wilson, 'Alpine plants - Survival', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11048/south-island-edelweiss (accessed 27 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Hugh Wilson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007