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Celmisia glandulosa var. latifolia (Egmont Bog Mountain Daisy)

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Celmisia
Species: C. glandulosa
Binomial name: Celmisia glandulosa var. latifolia
Common name: Egmont Bog Mountain Daisy

Celmisia glandulosa var. latifolia is a naturally uncommon subalpine to alpine herb which develop stolons. Stolons (runners) are stems which grow on the soil surface or just below ground forming adventitious roots at the nodes, and new plants from the buds. 
This plant is abundant within the confines of Mt Egmont/Taranaki National Park including the Pouakai Range. It is common in wet places, in tussock-grassland or herbfield and in bogs.
Flowering occurs October – March. The main flower colour is white.
Fruiting occurs December – May.

For more details visit: http://nzpcn.org.nz/flora_details.aspx?ID=418     

 

 

Top surface of a leaf.
 

The underside of a leaf.