Story: Pastures

Prairie grass

Prairie grass

Prairie grass is most active in winter and early spring, and will not withstand intensive grazing. The seed heads can grow to heights of 1 metre or more, and are palatable to stock. This image is from an 1887 book, A manual of the grasses and forage-plants useful to New Zealand.

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Reference: Thomas Mackay, A manual of the grasses and forage-plants useful to New Zealand. Part 1. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1887, fig. VI

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Deric Charlton, 'Pastures - Dryland grasses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/artwork/16177/prairie-grass (accessed 23 September 2019)

Story by Deric Charlton, published 24 Nov 2008