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Spartina (Spartina spp.) is an introduced maritime grass that colonises inter-tidal zones, forming dense clumps and trapping sediment. Spartina can cause an immense loss of biodiversity by turning mudflats that support wading birds, whitebait, eels and flounder into dry meadows.

Spartina is widespread in the South Island but at very low densities in almost all of the areas where ...more ↓

Mini heastgate created this project on September 25, 2017

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