Story: Southland region

Southland vegetation

Aside from a few areas of forest, notably in the Hokonui Hills, the Tākitimu Mountains and the Longwood Range, the populated part of Southland is dominated by introduced grasses. Fiordland, to the west of the lakes, has native vegetation.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2024)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015