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Noun1.Haastia - genus of New Zealand mat-forming herbs or subshrubs: vegetable sheep
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
aster family, Asteraceae, Compositae, family Asteraceae, family Compositae - plants with heads composed of many florets: aster; daisy; dandelion; goldenrod; marigold; lettuces; ragweed; sunflower; thistle; zinnia
Haastia pulvinaris, sheep plant, vegetable sheep - cushion-forming New Zealand herb having leaves densely covered with tawny hairs
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Two in fact: Haastia pulvinarius and Raoulia eximia are endemic alpine mat plants belonging to the daisy family, with cushion-forming leaves densely covered in tawny or grey-white hairs.
(6) A footnote glosses tutahuna as 'Haastia and Raoulia species, commonly known by humans as vegetable sheep'.
After all, it seems unlikely that Haastia or Raoulia--or for that matter the cotton plant--has often genuinely been mistaken for Ovis aries.