Leptinella atrata subsp. luteola is a New Zealand endemic alpine daisy found in a restricted range from eastern Marlborough to North Canterbury. Typically found on scree slopes with flowering from late spring to mid summer, L. atrata currently has a conservation status of At Risk.
The distinct reddish-brown leaves form rosettes up to about 5cm across, with the small flowers in the centre of the rosettes.
These examples were observed on the Black Birch Range.
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