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Saltpan plants

Saltpan plants

Distinct native plants are found in certain parts of Central Otago. These small, perennial herbs (Lepidium matau) grow in scattered groups around saltpans. The salty soils are the result of low rainfall and high rates of evaporation.

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Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - Central Otago', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12587/saltpan-plants (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Matt McGlone, published 24 Sep 2007