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Species: A. fissistipula
Binomial name: Acaena fissistipula
Common name: Bidibid, piripiri, New Zealand Burr
Acaena fissistipula is dull greyish creeping, evergreen, drought-tolerant herb that is widespread in montane to low alpine areas (300-1500m) in the South Island, New Zealand.
The dull greyish, alternate leaves are pinnate with a single leaflet at the apex leaves are alternate. The leaflets are elliptic and have serrate margins. It can tolerate temperatures down to -23°C.
Photographed roadside Arthur's Pass late February.
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