Saturday, January 17, 2015

Botany picture #189: Senecio pinnatifolius

The past few days I was on a field trip to Kosciuszko National Park with one colleague and two students, and I came back totally tired. I think twelve years ago running around at ca. 2,000 metres above sea level was less exhausting for me.

I don't need to write much about the area because I already did so, after I undertook a similar field trip two years ago: first part, second part. So this time around let's simply combine a mountain landscape with a botany picture: Senecio pinnatifolius var. pleiocephalus (Asteraceae) on the way from Charlotte Pass to Blue Lake. Daisies are an extremely important part of the alpine flora of this country, perhaps even more so than on other continents.

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