Scientific Name:
Celmisia verbascifolia Hook.f., Bot. Antarct. Voy. II. (Fl. Nov.-Zel.) Part I, 121 (1853) subsp. verbascifolia
Vernacular Name(s):
purple-stalked mountain daisy

Plant of few to numerous rosettes forming a loose mat. Leaf lamina up to 30 cm long, usually coriaceous, glabrate to densely tomentose above when mature, tomentum below, cream to buff, dull, veins obscure, base obliquely cuneate to rounded, petiole short to about 2/3 lamina length, green to purple. Phyllaries usually cream, tomentose. Capitulum up to 6 cm diam.

[Reproduced from Given (1984, New Zealand J. Bot. 22: 139-158) with permission from The Royal Society of New Zealand.]

Indigenous (Endemic)
Chapman, F. R. 1890: Description of a New Species of Celmisia. Transactions of the New Zealand Institute 22: 444–445.
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]
Given, D. R. 1984: A taxonomic revision of Celmisia subgenus Pelliculatae section Petiolatae (Compositae -- Astereae). New Zealand Journal of Botany 22: 139–158.
Hooker, J.D. 1852–1853 ("1853"): The Botany of the Antarctic Voyage of H.M. Discovery Ships Erebus and Terror in the Years 1839–1843, under the command of Captain Sir James Clark Ross. II. Flora Novae-Zelandiae. Part I. Flowering plants. Lovell Reeve, London.
Hooker, J.D. 1864: Handbook of the New Zealand Flora: a systematic description of the native plants of New Zealand and the Chatham, Kermadec's, Lord Auckland's, Campbell's and Macquarie's Islands. Part I. Reeve, London.