Sunday, May 3, 2009



Xanthorrhoea reinifera Grass Tree, Blackboy
HABITAT: Heath, wet areas on sandy soils
FLOWERING: dependent on previous bushfires; June-January

9 comments:

VALKYRIEN said...

Wow! That is one of the strangest flowers I have ever seen! Great shots - love the closup! At first I wasn't sure what I was looking at!

Laerte Pupo said...

Xanthorrhoea reinifera is realy a exotic flower.
Thanks for posting to TODAY'S FLOWERS.

Wonder Turquette said...

I had never seen such a tree before! Very beautiful and interesting!

Denise said...

Hi Lillypilly, I have never seen this before, a lovely new learning experience. Great photo! Thank you very much for sharing. Have a great week.

Race said...

the flower is so strange, i've never seen one like that! nice capture, mine is up at http://racelyn.com/2009/05/todays-flowers-38.html

Tulip said...

awesome picture i have never seen this flower before. such a unique entry.

Lanny said...

That is very interesting.

Titania said...

A fascinating picture of the Xanthorrhoea. The tiny starflowers are so special. Do you know is there a scent. I am sure many honey birds and insects are visitors to this exotic plant. I have manly seen them youngish or already burned. great photography.

jeannette stgermain said...

Never have seen this flower - very interesting and beautiful.