Donatia novae-zelandiae

Donatia novae-zelandiae photographed at Ohau Snow Fields, Twizel, South Island, New Zealand

Donatia novae-zelandiae is a dense, spreading, cushion plant, 20 in (50 cm) or more across. The dark, closely overlapping leaves are 0.2–0.4 in (5–10 mm) long. Single white flowers about 0.4 in (9 mm) diameter are seen in summer.

Donatia novae-zelandiae is found in damp parts of subalpine areas, in North Island (Tararua Range southwards), South Island and Stewart Island, New Zealand, and also Tasmania.

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