Helichrysum selago (Mountain helichrysum)
Species: Helichrysum selago
Common name: Mountain helichrysum, Straw flower
Helichrysum selago is a much-branched shrub which grows up to 30 cm high. The tiny appressed adult green leaves are 3-4 mm long.
It has small creamy white 6-7 mm wide flowers heads at the branch ends in summer.Helichrysum selago is natural found in rocky places, up to 1600 m in the dry montane to subalpine places throughout the South Island, New Zealand.
Photographed at Te Kainga Marire Gardens at Spencer Place, late January
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