Story: Lakes

Weed in Lake Tūtira

Weed in Lake Tūtira

Hydrilla is an introduced submarine plant that has become a weed in Lake Tūtira and other lakes in Hawke’s Bay. It can grow up to the water surface from depths of 4 metres, forming a dense mat.

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Simon Nathan, 'Lakes - Life in and around lakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Simon Nathan, published 24 Sep 2007