Story: Shrublands

Tauhinu shrubland, west Wellington

Tauhinu shrubland, west Wellington

Tauhinu is a common shrub on coastal farmlands. Its tiny daisy seeds germinate and establish themselves easily on bare soils and in over-grazed pasture. Tauhinu is fast-growing, reaching its maximum height of 2 metres in 10–15 years. Unless their understorey plants are heavily grazed, tauhinu shrublands are usually overtopped by taller shrubs and trees, and develop into coastal broadleaved scrub.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shrublands - Lowland and hill country shrublands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14526/tauhinu-shrubland-west-wellington (accessed 14 November 2018)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007