Kōrero: Mountains

Mt Cook lily

Mt Cook lily

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.

Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi

Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Photograph by Jock Phillips

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

Ngā whakaahua me ngā rauemi katoa o tēnei kōrero

Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Andy Dennis, 'Mountains - Alpine plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14318/mt-cook-lily (accessed 23 February 2020)

He kōrero nā Andy Dennis, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 2 Feb 2017