Story: Pastures



In about 1720, American farmer Timothy Hanson began to promote this grass as a hay crop in North America, and it has kept his name ever since. It is best suited for the moist, cooler conditions of South Island dairy pastures. Timothy has a distinctive bulrush-shaped seed head.

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Deric Charlton, 'Pastures - Other grasses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 April 2024)

Story by Deric Charlton, published 24 Nov 2008