Story: Southland region

Red tussock

Red tussock

Red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) was flourishing throughout Southland when European settlement began in the 1850s. Today it is mostly found in parts of Fiordland, or as a garden plant.

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David Grant, 'Southland region - Plants and animals', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/20089/red-tussock (accessed 19 September 2021)

Story by David Grant, updated 1 May 2015