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Flowering tussocks (1st of 3)

Flowering tussocks

These hunangamoho or broad-leaved bush tussocks (Chionochloa conspicua subsp. conspicua) are flowering in the upper Hollyford valley in Fiordland. Tussocks are grasses that grow from a central clump at their base. The leaves fan up and outward from the base.

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Alan F. Mark, 'Grasslands - Tussock grasslands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Alan F. Mark, published 24 Sep 2007