An Illustrated Guide to Common Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of New Zealand

This fully illustrated colour guide provides an excellent tool for identification.

This fully illustrated new guide has been published to meet popular demand; earlier guides to identification of grasses found in New Zealand are out of print, and this comprehensive new book also includes sedges and rushes. + Full description

This is a full colour identification guide for a wide audience, from the same publisher that produced An Illustrated Guide to Common Weeds of New Zealand. Features include an easy-to-follow format, with keys for each category (grass, sedge, rush) to aid identification, excellent colour photographs throughout, and a fully illustrated colour glossary. An Illustrated Guide to Common Grasses, Sedges and Rushes of New Zealand covers both native and introduced species so will appeal to a wide audience from field professionals to keen amateurs.

This title is available to purchase from Manaaki Whenua Press for NZ $59.99 (+ shipping).

- Short description


  • Easy-to-follow format
  • Keys for each category (of grass, sedge, or rush) to aid identification
  • Excellent colour photographs throughout
  • Illustrated colour glossary


Paul Champion is a freshwater plant specialist with extensive specialist knowledge of these groups of plants.

Trevor James is an experienced weed scientist and photographer whose skills are evident in this book.

Ian Popay is an experienced botanist whose lifetime interest in these particular species goes back to him school days.

Kerry Ford is a botanist and grass specialist who is one of the three authors of the LucidKey interactive key to grasses.