Story: Wetlands



Raupō or bulrush (Typha orientalis) grows in fertile swamps with a fairly high water table. The single New Zealand species is also native to Australia and South-East Asia. The foliage dies down each winter.

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Peter Johnson, 'Wetlands - Reeds, rushes, sedges and low growers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 July 2024)

Story by Peter Johnson, published 24 Sep 2007