Grey Grass Tree

Scientific Name: 
Xanthorrhoea glauca
Family Name: 
Xanthorrhoeaceae
Place of Origin: 
Australia
Plant Description: 
A slow growing plant found in eastern and western Australia. Thick trunk with grass like leaves protruding from the top of the trunk.
Plant Height: 
Up to 7m
Plant Use: 
Beverage
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Of Interest: 
Known as a Black Boy, these trees have become an at risk species due to land clearing. Some plants found have survived for many centuries. Grass trees were used by the aborigines to provide them drink from the nectar of the flower, and food by eating the softer parts of the leaf bases. Also they would use the honey from the nests of the carpenter bee which were sometimes built into the stalk of the flower.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Small Tree
Climate: 
Temperate
Cool Temperate
Warm Temperate

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