Story: Hot springs, mud pools and geysers



Arching clubmoss is a characteristic plant of geothermal sites, instantly recognised by its bright green candelabra fronds. It is one of the few plants capable of growing on soils hotter than 50°C. Clubmosses are primitive plants, more closely related to ferns than mosses.

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Carol Stewart, 'Hot springs, mud pools and geysers - People, animals and plants in geothermal areas', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Carol Stewart, published 12 Jun 2006