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Grass Tree

Xanthorrhoea sp.

Description:

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.

Habitat:

Found throughout Australia in various environments.

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kdpicturemaker
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kdpicturemaker

New South Wales, Australia

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

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