In the summer months, mountain flowers bloom above the subalpine scrub. This is the Mt Cook lily (Ranunculus lyallii), growing below Mt Whitcombe in Canterbury. The flower is not actually a lily – it is the world’s largest buttercup, with leaves that can grow 40 centimetres wide.
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Photograph by Jock Phillips
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