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Button grass

Gymnoschoenus sphaerocephalus


Button grass is a perennial grass species which forms a clump or tussock. The round flowerheads, which give the species its name, arise out of the tussock, on culms which are up to a metre (3 ft) high.


Alpine meadows.


The exceptionally high tannin of these grasses color the surrounding streams and rivers brown.

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lori.tas 9 years ago

Thanks. This photo was taken inside Cradle Mountain National Park, which is inside the Tasmanian World Heritage Area - so its outstanding beauty and natural values are well recognized. I've recently been posting some of the unique plants and animals that live there.

Toriroo 9 years ago

Awesome photo

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Tasmania, Australia

Spotted on Feb 21, 2005
Submitted on Mar 22, 2011

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