Xanthorrhoea-australis - Tree Grass (COMMON NAME)

It is Australia's ancient Grass Tree(Common name) and is a remarkable, long lived plant. It takes 30 years or more for the leaf tuft to rise above the trunk. There are a few of them growing along the road near home. I am surprised someone has not tried to dig them up. Maybe people have now learnt that they usually die from being transplanted. These flower spears only appear after 10 to 15 years.

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