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Uploaded on Tuesday 17 Aug 2010 by Peter Prokosch

Deschampsia antarctica, one of only 2 flowering plants found in Antarctic Peninsula

Year: 2010
From collection: Antarctic biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Less than 1% of Antarctica is available for colonisation by plants. Only two flowering plants are found on the entire continent, which occur on the western Antarctic peninsular - the Antarctic hair grass, Deschampsia Antarctica (pictured) and the Antarctic pearlwort (Colobanthus quitensis).
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