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Celmisia bellidioides (Green cushion mountain daisy)

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Celmisia
Species: C. bellidioides
Binomial name: Celmisia bellidioides
Common Name: Green cushion mountain daisy

Celmisia bellidioides is a native creeping much-branched mat-forming herb. Endemic to the South Island: from Nelson and Marlborough to Southland. Its habitat is in wet rocky and gravelly places in gorges and along stream sides, often near waterfalls in montane to subalpine areas. It develops a white/green flower November – February. Fruiting occurs December – March.

For more detail visit:   http://nzpcn.org.nz/flora_details.asp?ID=1612

Photographed at Otira wilton Bush Reserve. 

Fowering early November