Aciphylla dissecta (Tararua speargrass)
Species: A. dissecta
Scientific name: Aciphylla dissecta
Synonyms: Ligusticum dissectum, Anisotome dissecta
Common name: Tararua speargrass
Aciphylla dissecta is an alpine herb endemic to the North Island of New Zealand in Tararua Ranges. It forms spiky feathery tufts with clusters of white flowers on a 30-40 cm tall thick stalk. The rosettes are usually single. It has many stiff 30cm long leaves.
It grows in low alpine snow tussock grass-herbfields at 1000-1600 m a.s.l. It is often hidden amongst tussocks unless flowering.
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Photographed at Otari-Wilton's Bush Reserve.
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