Aciphylla squarrosa

Most, but not all, of the native Aciphyllas are wickedly spiky. Here’s some from the native area of Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. First two taken by me, and the last two taken by Nigel in a different area, on 25 October 2020. Aka wild spaniard or speargrass.

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Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

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    1. You can see Aciphylla species on the roadside along higher country roads in inland Otago – generally they’re around if you can also see tussock grasses. Easiest seen when they have flower heads!


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