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Typha orientalis

Bullrush, Raupo

Typha orientalis is a vigorous erect clump-forming plant with spreading rhizomes.

It is found throughout New Zealand in shallow fertile waters of sheltered lakes and swamps.

The leaves are pale green and it is the seedheads that immediately identify this plant Raupo has large, furry brown, cylindrical seed heads,  the lower female part and the narrower upper male part.
The seedheads are fluffy when ripe.

Raupo dies down in the Winter

A wetland plant used in revegetation.
  • H 2.5m x W 5m Usually growing in large colonies.
  • Full sun.

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