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Hedgehog Grass

Sporobolus caespitosus

Type: Endemic Plant | Status: Critically Endangered | Nativeness: Endemic


Small, perennial, tuft forming grass found on damp, wind-exposed banks and outcrops around on the upper slopes of Green Mountain. Dead leaves do not decompose easily and often the only living material in a tuft consists of a few leaves and infloresences at the centre, insulated from the wind by dead growth.

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