Story: Ecoregions

Waituna wetlands

Waituna wetlands

Low-growing, moor-like vegetation dominates the Waituna wetland, 20 kilometres south of Invercargill. Cushion plants are especially adapted to growing in the cold climate and peaty soil. These raised humps of Donatia novae-zelandiae are normally found in subalpine areas.

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - Windward districts: to the west', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12581/waituna-wetlands (accessed 8 May 2021)

Story by Matt McGlone, published 24 Sep 2007