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Deschampsia antarctica

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Poaceae
Scientific name  Deschampsia antarctica
Rank  Species
Order  Poales
Genus  Deschampsia
Higher classification  Deschampsia
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Similar  Colobanthus quitensis, Deschampsia, Colobanthus, Grasses, Vascular plant

Deschampsia antarctica (Antarctic hair grass) is one of two flowering plants native to Antarctica, the other being Colobanthus quitensis (Antarctic pearlwort).

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They mainly occur on the South Orkney Islands, the South Shetland Islands, and along the western Antarctic Peninsula. A recent warming trend has increased germination, and thus number of seedlings and plants, also extending their range southward to cover larger areas; reports indicate a twenty-fivefold increase in their number.

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Deschampsia antarctica has been recorded by the Guinness Book of World Records as the southernmost flowering plant. In 1981, a specimen was found on the Antarctic Peninsula's Refuge Islands at a latitude of 68°21′S.

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