New Zealand Alpine Flora

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Toole
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Hoy wrote:

Booker wrote:

Oh Dave,
That C. philocremna is breathtaking ... we see it on the show benches here in the UK, but to see it growing in habitat ... Wow!!!!

I don't agree, Cliff! They are all breathtaking ;) But I would prefere to grow them in a rockery :o

Thanks Cliff ,Hoy

It took a bit of an effort to get up there --both sections of the track have deteriorated quite badly in the 12 months since i last visited ...I won't be going back .. until it has been upgraded.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

cohan
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Glad you made a safe return from the poor track, Dave!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Toole
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cohan wrote:

Glad you made a safe return from the poor track, Dave!

Thanks
My body survived Cohan, unfortunately my wallet took a pounding  --$285 bike repair bill ! :'( :'( :'(

Not so cherry Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

David L
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This morning I went on a field trip to Tunnel Beach just south of Dunedin City. The good thing about living here is when you do not have enough time or inclination to drive to the mountains you can always go to the coast. The area has some spectacular sandstone sea cliffs. The day was fairly brisk but it did not rain and we were home by lunchtime. I will post some scenic shots first

David Lyttle
Otago Peninsula

David L
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Here are a  few more plant pictures. A feature of the area is the coastal turf vegetation. If you look carefully in the last photograph of the first set you can see the fragments of kelp just above where the people are crouching. We did not find anything unusual or rare.
1. Glasswort (Sarcocornia quinqueflora subsp. quinqueflora).
2. Senecio carnosulus. This plant is classified as naturally uncommon notwithstanding my earlier comments.
3. A cascade of mosses and liverworts growing on a seepage down the cliff face.
4. Detail of bryophytes.
5. A fringe of Hebe elliptica growing on the cliff edge.
6. Black-backed gulls.

David Lyttle
Otago Peninsula

Toole
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Interesting pics David

I was down on the coast today a bit further south of you trying to locate Luzuriaga parviflora ,(Lantern Berry) ,in the coastal forest --my 2nd visit without any luck ...... :' I'm now thinking that although it's been 'recorded' as being in the area ,it's very localized.

Cheers Dave.

Invercargill
Bottom of the South Island New Zealand
Zone 8 maritime climate
1100mm,(40 in),rainfall p.a.
Nil snow cover

David L
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Dave,

Luzuriaga is down in the Catlins near Papatowai and it is up on the Longwoods as well. Since you did not find it I will pop in a photo I took in the Longwoods about a year ago for you.

David Lyttle
Otago Peninsula

RickR
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Interesting photos, David.

What is it that is to the lower right of the Senecio?

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Booker
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RickR wrote:

Interesting photos, David.

What is it that is to the lower right of the Senecio?

I noticed that Rick ... looks like a species of Salicornia?

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Lori S.
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Perhaps it's another of the glassworts (Sarcocornia quinqueflora subsp. quinqueflora) that was shown in the previous set of photos?

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

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