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Grass Tree

Xanthorrhoea sp.


Australian plant with long thin glossy green spikes as leaves, grows from base - some species stay growing from ground level, others grow a gnarled trunk and can reach heights of several metres, a large spear appears when flowering and contains the tiny cream/white flowers which attract pollinators by the truckload, flowers fade and hard seeds cases form for tiny seeds, pods open and seeds disperse. Several varieties which inhabit different regions.


Found throughout Australia in various environments.

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Oct 4, 2012
Submitted on Dec 4, 2013

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