Brachyglottis huntii is an erect shrub or small tree, which can grow to 6–20 ft (1.8–6 m) high. The green spear-shaped leaves are closely set, 2–4 in (5–10 cm) long. Yellow daisy flowers in summer. It is tender in the UK.
Brachyglottis huntii is found in peaty soils in the forests of Chatham Island, New Zealand. Its conservation status is ‘nationally critical’, due to habitat destruction, which includes browsing and trampling by cattle, sheep, pigs and possums. See DOC factsheet for more information