Haastia pulvinaris

Haastia pulvinaris photographed at Blackbirch Peak, Awatere, South Island, New Zealand

Haastia pulvinaris forms mounds of vegetation up to 6.5 ft (2 m) across. The tiny, hair-covered leaves densely cover the branches. The flowers are yellow daisies, without the ray-florets (petals), summer.

Haastia pulvinaris is a member of the daisy family and one of the plants commonly known as a ‘vegetable sheep’. Difficult to grow in cultivation, as it readily succumbs to winter wetness. Haastia pulvinaris is found in rocky areas in the mountains of Nelson and Marlborough, South Island, New Zealand.

NZ Plants G  NZ Plants H  NZ Plants K

previous  next