Kōrero: Grasslands

Red tussock

Red tussock

Red tussock (Chionochloa rubra) grassland dominates the lower slopes of Mt Ruapehu, at about 1,300 metres. The ice axe in the foreground provides a sense of scale for these large tussocks, which grow to 1 metre high. Red tussock occurs widely – from the North Island’s volcanic mountains southwards to North Canterbury.

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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/13350/red-tussock (accessed 9 December 2021)

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