Story: Wetlands

Cushion field, Waituna lagoon

Cushion field, Waituna lagoon

Cushion fields usually develop in alpine and subantarctic bogs, but this one is near sea level on the exposed Southland coast. It consists of mounds of low-growing Donatia novae-zelandiae.

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Peter Johnson, 'Wetlands - Reeds, rushes, sedges and low growers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14348/cushion-field-waituna-lagoon (accessed 17 November 2019)

Story by Peter Johnson, published 24 Sep 2007