National Geographic : 1956 Mar
© National Geographic Society + Versatile Tussock Grass Feeds Cattle and Fuels Camp Stoves Poa flabellata grows in clumps up to eight feet high. The pulpy blade has a nutty flavor; it has saved ship wrecked sailors marooned on the islands. Roots and dead vegetation burn like peat. Mrs. Pettingill saws strips from a bog on Kidney Island. + Wild "Strawberries" Look and Taste Like Raspberries Rubus geoides grows among rocks and at the base of tussock bogs where the tiny vine lies concealed among dead blades of grass. Short-stemmed berries rest on the ground. They have a tart, earthy flavor. Falkland housewives make jam from the fruit.