Aciphylla dobsonii

Aciphylla dobsonii photographed at Ohau Snow Fields, Twizel, South Island, New Zealand

Aciphylla dobsonii forms a prickly cushion up to 24 in (60 cm) across. The leaves are brown-green, with a yellow edge. Short flower stems, topped with round flowerheads of yellowish flowers; summer.

Aciphylla dobsonii is found in fellfield areas, especially exposed ridges, of the high alpine regions of south Canterbury and parts of Otago, South Island, New Zealand. Aciphyllas are members of the carrot family, Apiaceae, most are endemic to New Zealand.

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