Scientists may have solved the mystery of how Australia’s spinifex grass got its hole.
- Spinifex grass grows in rings, but scientists have been trying to find out causes this strange pattern
- New research suggests microbes in the centre impact the growth of new seedlings
- Spinifex rings are different to “fairy circles”, which are thought to be caused by termites or water availability
The iconic spiky spinifex plant provides shelter for native species in the heat of the day and is used for…