Notothlaspi rosulatum

Notothlaspi rosulatum photographed at Mount St Patrick, St James Range, South Island, New Zealand

Notothlaspi rosulatum has a flat rosette of grey leaves, up to 3 in (8 cm) across. Above the leaves a conical flowerhead of white flowers is seen in summer. After flowering it dies.

Notothlaspi rosulatum is called the penwiper plant, as it resembles an old-fashioned cloth penwiper. It is found in the drier subalpine to high alpine areas of the South Island of New Zealand, from Marlborough southwards to North Otago.

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