African yellow thatching grass appears on roofs throughout Africa. These days, the expense of this thatching grass, means that only subsistence living rural people and very wealthy suburbanites manage to afford it. It’s considered a luxury in the city. See, in rural areas, it is more likely that housing requirements allow it. In the cities, the insurance needed can be super expensive.

Also called, yellow hard grass, its scientific name is Hyperthelia dissoluta. It’s a very strong grass. Plus, it reaches around three meters long. Its inflorescence is purplish-red. Yet, its awn appear yellow. It grows well in sandy soil. In fact, its found along roadsided throughout tropical Africa!

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