Story: Grasslands

Poa matthewsii (2nd of 3)

Poa matthewsii

This is the small endemic grass Poa matthewsii, growing under kānuka on Otago Peninsula. It occurs in lowland to mountainous open forests, along river banks and near the coast. The inset shows its seed heads. Poa is a large genus of grasses with many species occurring in a range of habitats.

Using this item

Landcare Research – Manaaki Whenua

© Copyright image. All rights reserved. Permission from Manaaki Whenua: Landcare Research New Zealand Limited must be obtained before the re-use of this image.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Alan F. Mark, 'Grasslands - Tussock grasslands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13334/poa-matthewsii (accessed 6 June 2020)

Story by Alan F. Mark, published 24 Sep 2007