Cushion Plant

Cushion plants are actually fairly common in a number of different environments. However, nestled in the rocky landscape of the Magellanic Steppe, the cushion plant takes on the character of a plant from another planet. Compact, low-lying and dense, cushion plants have specially adapted tap roots that can cope well in nutrient-poor soil.

Information on the Cushion Plant is courtesy of Australis Cape Horn and Patagonia