Kōrero: Wetlands

Giant cane rush

Giant cane rush

One of New Zealand’s endangered wetland plants, giant cane rush (Sporadanthus ferrugineus) is largely restricted to three Waikato peat bogs. Once extensive, giant cane rush bogs were reduced to 3,140 hectares by the year 2000. The plant grows to about 2.5 metres, forming drifts through which wire rush grows.

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Photographs by Peter Johnson

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Peter Johnson, 'Wetlands - Reeds, rushes, sedges and low growers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15113/giant-cane-rush (accessed 26 February 2020)

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