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Wahlenbergia pygmaea subsp. pygmaea (North Island harebell)

Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Campanulaceae
Genus: Wahlenbergia
Species: Wahlenbergia pygmaea subsp. pygmaea
Common name: North Island harebell

Wahlenbergia pygmaea subsp. pygmaea is a small endemic plant of the North Island's main axil alpine ranges and the central Volcanic Plateau. It grows at altitudes of 900 to 1800 metres on herbfields, tussock-grassland, lava fields.
It has large drooping, soft blue, or blue and white flowers on short upright scapes, 40-100 mm tall that rise above green, glossy, glabrous leaves that are arranged in a rosette form at ground level.