Story: Wairarapa places

Creeping herbs

Creeping herbs

A carpet of creeping herbs grows on Lake Wairarapa’s shallower eastern side. The lake rises and falls seasonally, allowing small turf plants to grow on the edge. They are submerged in winter and exposed in summer.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa places - Wairarapa lakes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 May 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 11 Jun 2015