Te Papa scientists wanted to learn more about the plants on the Snares Islands, which have rarely been studied because the islands are so remote. The plants’ descriptive names tell us a lot about the species. There are tree daisies and Cook’s scurvy grass – and some species so little known that they don’t even have a common name. Watch the video below to find out more about these unusual plants.
We wish to thank the Department of Conservation, Hokonui Rūnaka, Te Rūnanga o Awarua, Te Rūnanga o Ōraka-Aparima, and Waihōpai Rūnaka.
Expedition Snares Islands: Science Live @ Te Papa
This video was filmed as part of Expedition Snares Islands, a Science Live episode live-streamed in March 2014.
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