Xanthorrhoea malacophylla 101129-0589
Botanic Gardens, Melbourne See notes under my other shot of this species. My backpack put at base for scale. It is 0.5 metres high. The dense skirt of dead fronds is rarely seen in the wild, as wild plants have generally passed through many fires, which also leave the trunk blackened - hence the name "blackboy" (which some now find slightly offensive and which I avoid using).
Quilt Show Road Trip Part 2
Here's some more very lovely work from the Pacific International Quilt Festival, held October 13-16, 2011, in Santa Clara, California. Throu...
Arkaroola, South Australia
"Black Boy" Australian native grass tree (Xanthorrhoea Australis). The flower stalk is reported to have been used to make aboriginal spears.
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