Raupō (Typha orientalis)
Last Modified: 11-11-2020 13:41
Raupō is a distinctive wetland plant native to New Zealand, but also found in Asia and Australia. Dried leaves were used as a thatching material by Māori, and the rhyzome was used as a food. The plant has useful properties for filtering sediment out of water bodies.
This example was observed at the Taylor Dam, Blenheim.
Location: Latitude: -41.573242 Longitude: 173.932266
Image Date: 27/3/2011
Photographer: Christopher Cookson