Kōrero: Weeds of the bush

Colonising open ground

Colonising open ground

Weeds are quick to colonise open ground and areas that have been disturbed by fire, grazing animals or slips. They are often seen alongside railway lines such as this one in Auckland. Kikuyu grass covers the open foreground. Behind this from left to right are woolly nightshade, tree privet and pampas grass (Cortaderia selloana), the fluffy flower heads of which are often mistaken for native toetoe (Cortaderia fulvida).

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Photograph by Alan Esler

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Bob Brockie, 'Weeds of the bush - Trees and shrubs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/13613/colonising-open-ground (accessed 12 May 2021)

He kōrero nā Bob Brockie, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007, updated 18 Apr 2016