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.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Photograph by Christina Troup
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