Cymbopogon refractus

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Cymbopogon refractusFamily: Poaceae
Genus: Cymbopogon
Common name: Barb-wire grass
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About a year or so ago the large barbed-wire grass plant just to right of centre in the photo appeared as a seedling in an area that had been cleared of cat’s claw creeper. It is now surrounded by possibly a hundred seedlings from the seeds it produced last year. I’m quite surprised by just how quickly this species has colonised the open patch of ground. (April 2011)