Common species

Common coastal dune species

There are a number of native plant species that are common in dune ecosystems in New Zealand. they are:

The most common exotic plant species associated with dunes in New Zealand is:

Ficinia (Desmoschoenus) spiralis (Pingao, right) and Spinifex sericeus (spinifex, left) at Parengarenga harbour, Northland. Photos by John Sawyer.

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This page last updated on 23 Sep 2012