Story: Pastures

Hills covered with browntop

Hills covered with browntop

Hill country pastures in New Zealand are either dominated by browntop grass or have a high proportion present. It is easy to see how it got its name – from a distance the seed heads appear to form an almost-continuous brown cover.

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Deric Charlton, 'Pastures - Other grasses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/16348/hills-covered-with-browntop (accessed 23 October 2019)

Story by Deric Charlton, published 24 Nov 2008