Story: Wetlands

Giant cane rush

Giant cane rush

One of New Zealand’s endangered wetland plants, giant cane rush (Sporadanthus ferrugineus) is largely restricted to three Waikato peat bogs. Once extensive, giant cane rush bogs were reduced to 3,140 hectares by the year 2000. The plant grows to about 2.5 metres, forming drifts through which wire rush grows.

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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/15113/giant-cane-rush (accessed 21 October 2019)

Story by Peter Johnson, published 24 Sep 2007