Kōrero: Wetlands

Ephemeral wetland, Tangimoana (1 o 3)

Ephemeral wetland, Tangimoana

Ephemeral wetlands appear in hollows where variation in rainfall and evaporation leads to ponding in winter and spring and drying in summer. Low-growing herbaceous plants form a turf, and there are sometimes rush and sedgelands. At Tangimoana on the Manawatū coast, a rushland of oioi covers dune hollows that alternate between wet and dry.

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Photograph by Peter Johnson

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Johnson, 'Wetlands - Types of wetland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/14335/ephemeral-wetland-tangimoana (accessed 19 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Peter Johnson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007