Rytidosperma setifolium (Bristle tussock)
Species: R. setifolium
Binominal name: Rytidosperma setifolium
Synonyms: Danthonia semiannularis var. setifolia, Danthonia setifolia, Notodanthonia setifolia, Danthonia emiannularis var. alpina
Common names: Bristle tussock, mountain danthonia
Rytidosperma setifolium is a stiff native tussock endemic to the North and South Island. It can vary in colour from a brown, yellow-green or bright green depending on conditions. Its habitat is montane to alpine areas growing mainly in grassland, herb and fell-field, but also on rocky bluffs, especially in the northern part of its range.
Photographed on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing Elevation 1180m