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Celmisia walkeri

Kingdom:   Plantae
Division:    Magnoliophyta
Class:        Magnoliopsida
Order:       Asterales
Family:      Asteraceae
Genus:      Celmisia
Species:     C. walkeri
Binomial name: Celmisia walkeri
Synonym:  Celmisia webbiana

Celmisia walkeri is a trailing or sprawling alpine shrub with spreading (about 300 mm), semi- decumbent, woody stems and terminal rosettes of linear-oblong gray-green leaves. These leaves are about 51 mm long.
In early summer, white-rayed flowerheads, up to 1.5 in wide with yellowish white disk florets appear. The stems of this plant are up to 300 mm tall. Its habitat is the high rainfall regions from Nelson to Fiordland at 900-1500m.

Photographed at Otari Wilton Bush Reserve, Wellington.