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Thin leaf false brome

Sortelha

Sortelha

Thin leaf false brome is a filiform plant that occurs in clumps in average altitude zones and on dry terrains. They are a popular food for ruminants, especially cattle. Used since ancient times to weave various objects for domestic and decorative use, namely mats, baskets, various bases and anything the imagination could dream up. It is commonly used in brooms, one of its uses yet today.
The thin leaf false brome is a plant that is gathered in the field, and with the aid of raffia and needle, the leaves are interwoven, transformed into unique objects.