Story: Shrublands

Mixed shrubland, Wellington south coast

Mixed shrubland, Wellington south coast

Young shrublands on the coastal hills near Wellington resemble a mosaic. Māhoe and other bright-green broadleaved shrubs grow in the gully. Mingimingi (Coprosma propinqua) and other divaricating shrubs clothe the valley slopes, along with yellow-flowered gorse on recently burnt sites. Tauhinu shrubs are starting to colonise the upper grassy slopes.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - New Zealand’s shrublands and scrub', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 April 2024)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007