Grass Tree

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

Description

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.

Identification

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

Uses

The abundant nectar in flowers is food for many insects.

References

Native Trees and Shrubs of South Eastern Australia. Leon Costermans.
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Location

Bio Regions

VIM - Victorian Midlands

SWA - Swan Coastal Plain

JAF - Jarrah Forest

AVW - Avon Wheatbelt

GES - Geraldton Sandplains

Specifics

Grampians NP, Victoria

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