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Razor Grass: a West Indian plant (Scleria scindens), the triangular stem and the leaves of which are edged with minute sharp teeth.

Note: After leaving what seems like several liters of blood in the Grenadian jungle today, and earlier this week on a different hike, Rebecca and I are now 100% confirmed non-fans of razor grass! We may, in fact, both be scarred physically and psychologically for life after today.

Backstory: We spent all day today hiking to the top of the highest peak in Grenada, Mt. St. Catherine, over to another peak and then down a LONG alternate path to the cars. Razor grass was prevalent between the two peaks. Unfortunately our camera’s battery died just before we began the trek. Hopefully our friends can forward us some pics for the blog, after they recover of course.


  1. OMG! I’ve been catching up on your blog and just came across this. That looks so painful! It looks like Rebecca’s legs have healed by now. I see why ya’ll hate razor grass! Another reason to have pants in the tropics! =)

  2. Hi,

    With all due respect, you need to toughen up a smidge, It’s so common here, kids play in that stuff, if you come out for an adventure and complain about that of all things, it’s no fun, pains part of the game. Your blog does seem interesting though, I’ll keep up with it.
    Also, thanks, I needed the Binomial name, and this really helped, thank you.

    David Moore

  3. scratches heal quickly
    and I am a kid, 14

  4. My dog ate razor grass, and for 6 months he has been miserable. I believe it is eating him from the inside out. No doctor will believe me. So its basically sit and watch him die. Its horrible keep your fur babies far away.

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