Raupō (Typha orientalis)

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Raupō © Christopher Cookson  License this image

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

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