Kōrero: Alpine plants

Snow tussocks

Snow tussocks

New Zealand's alpine grasslands are dominated by large tussock grasses belonging to the genus Chionochloa. This photograph in Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park shows flowering snow tussocks alongside native herbaceous plants (buttercups, wild spaniards and mountain daisies), interspersed with a low cover of introduced pasture grasses.

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Photograph by Christina Troup

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Hugh Wilson, 'Alpine plants - Alpine grasslands and wetlands', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11029/snow-tussocks (accessed 15 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Hugh Wilson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007