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spinifex grass

spinifex grass, triodia, growing in bladensburg national park in ouitback queensland australia

Spinifex grass at Bladensburg National Park IMG 8213 - Only the toughest of plants survive a severe drought in outback Australia, and this spinifex grass, a Triodia species, is one of the toughest there is. These spiny clumps of grass, which are often referred to as 'porcupine grass', provide small animals such as lizards with shelter from the heat and from predators. This scene was photographed in Bladensburg National Park, which is approximately 20kms south of the town of Winton in western Queensland.

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