Kōrero: Forest succession and regeneration

Root nodules on native broom

Root nodules on native broom

Native brooms (Carmichaelia species) are nitrogen-fixing plants. Nodules on their roots contain bacteria that change nitrogen in the air into a form the plant can use. At the start of most primary successions, there is little or no available nitrogen in the ground. Nitrogen-fixing plants are among the few species that can grow on such nutrient-deficient ground.

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Photograph by Alastair McLean

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Forest succession and regeneration - Plants in a succession', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11900/root-nodules-on-native-broom (accessed 7 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007