Grass Tree

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae
Genus: Xanthorrhoea
Species: australis
Main Flower Colour: White


Grows on poor sandy or stony soils. Thick trunk carries wiry leaves usually over 1 metre long. Small flowers are arranged on a thick spike up to 3m long, held on a smooth, stiff bare stalk up to 1 metre long.


The main flower colour is white. Long flower spike and long wiry leaves. Often many plants flower simultaneously after fire.


The abundant nectar in flowers is food for many insects.


Native Trees and Shrubs of South Eastern Australia. Leon Costermans.
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Bio Regions

Victorian Midlands (VIM), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Jarrah Forest (JAF), Avon Wheatbelt (AVW), Geraldton Sandplains (GES)

Region Specifics

Grampians NP, Victoria

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