5 May 2017

Critter of the Week: The Castle Hill Buttercup

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:25 pm on 5 May 2017

The Castle Hill buttercup, also known as Kura Tawhiti     (Ranunculus paucifolius) is confined to an area of 6 hectares of limestone debris in a gently sloping basin surrounded by limestone cliffs, tors and boulders at an altitude of 760m west of the homestead of Castle Hill Station in Canterbury.

There are only 67 of these plants left in New Zealand!

Nicola Toki, DoC's endangered species ambassador, tells us all about this amazing plant.

Castle Hill buttercup

Castle Hill buttercup Photo: DoC

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