Scree and boulderfields

Scree slopes are made up of fans of shattered rock stretching down from a high bluff and are widespread in the eastern side of Canterbury and Marlborough. They form as the result of disintegration of greywacke as a result of a freeze-thaw process that occurs in high alpine environments. Leptinella atrata subsp. atrata (left) and Stellaria roughii. Photos by John Barkla.

Common plants of scree slopes include:

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This page last updated on 26 Sep 2012