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Desmoschoenus spiralis is a Perennial up to 0.90 metres tall.
It has edible and miscellaneous uses.
Sand dunes by the coast on North, South and Chatham Islands[
The plant has an extensive root system that makes it useful for binding sand[
The dried leaves are bright yellow and are used in making patterned baskets[