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Raoulia subsericea (Turf mat daisy)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Raoulia
Scientific name: Raoulia subsericea
Common name: Turf mat daisy

Raoulia subsericea is a native, prostrate alpine plant which is a member of Scabweeds (Genus Raoulia). It is widespread in the South Islands in all but the wettest mountains at altitudes of 400-1500m. Its habitat is tussock grasslands.
It has been reported once in 1970 by a Mrs Rainforth, a member of the Wellington Botanical Society, on the west face of a ridge at 305 m.a.s.l. in the hills above Ngaio, Wellington. The grid reference is N164 310261.
It forms loose mats of coarse grey-green leaves. The leaves undersides are thinly coated in tomentum.
The flower heads (7-10mm across) are prominent and are surrounded by papery, straw-coloured petal-like scales with blunt white tips.




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