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Curled snow tussock (1st of 4)

Curled snow tussock

These curled snow tussocks (Chionochloa teretifolia) are growing on the slopes of Mt Burns, Hunter Mountains in Fiordland National Park. The species is endemic (found only in New Zealand), and grows in the Southern Alps from Canterbury to Fiordland and Stewart Island.

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Alan F. Mark, 'Grasslands - Types of tussock', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Alan F. Mark, published 24 Sep 2007