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.
Created: 11 Feb 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 07 Sep 2015 - ExplorOz - David & Michelle
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