Kōrero: Grasslands

Low-alpine curled snow tussock (2 o 4)

Low-alpine curled snow tussock

This low-alpine curled snow tussock (Chionochloa crassiuscula) grassland is growing around 1,200 metres on the slopes of Mt Burns, in the Hunter Mountains, Fiordland National Park. Scattered great mountain buttercups (Ranunculus lyallii) are prominent among the tussock. In the distance, the sharp treeline is visible where silver beech forest grows to its attitude limit of around 1,000 metres.

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University of Otago
Photograph by Alan Mark

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Alan F. Mark, 'Grasslands - Types of tussock', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15092/low-alpine-curled-snow-tussock (accessed 7 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Alan F. Mark, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007