25 May 2018

Critter of the Week: The slender button daisy

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:27 pm on 25 May 2018

Leptinella filiformis, or the slender button daisy, is local to North Canterbury and was once declared extinct. But it was rediscovered in 1998 and can now seen in some gardens, thanks to careful attention by botanists across the country.

The plant is a creeping, mat-forming daisy with small, feathery leaves and small flowers with no petals - great for the lawn! Nicola Toki, DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, tells us more about one of her favourite critters. 

Leptinella filiformis in bud

Leptinella filiformis in bud Photo: Supplied

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