14 Sep 2018

Critter of the Week The Mt Allen buttercup

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 3:27 pm on 14 September 2018

Numbering fewer individuals than the kakapo it used to share habitat with, the Mt Allen buttercup grows only on the slopes of….Mt Allen; part of the Tin Range in Rakiura/Stewart Island and regarded as one of the most inhospitable places in all of Aotearoa. 

DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki, tells us about this fussy little plant.

Mt Allen Buttercup

Mt Allen Buttercup Photo: CC-BY Rowan Hindmarsh-Walls