August 2, 2020

Tussock Grass

Grassland with Tussock Grass

The Tussock grass at Jade Shola has been growing at full pace at Jade Shola. Shola grasslands in the Nilgiri Biosphere play a very important part in absorbing water and generating perennial streams. The extensive root systems of the Tussock grass combined with the special soils they help build hold water like a sponge and release it slowly. All major south Indian rivers have their source in the sholas of the Western Ghats including Kaveri, Krishna, Amravati, Bhavani, Hemavati, Noyyal, Sharavati, Pamba…..