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Xanthorrhoea ~ Toowoomba Queens Park

Commonly known as a Grass Tree
A genus endemic to Australia, occurring in all national states and territories.

The rate of growth of Xanthorrhoea is very slow. However, this is often generalised to mean they all grow at the rate of about an inch (2 cm) per year. Actually, after the initial establishment phase, the rate of growth varies widely from species to species. Thus, while a five-metre-tall member of the fastest-growing Xanthorrhoea may be 200 years old, a member of a more slowly growing species of equal height may have aged to 600 years

This second one grows at home...click on the blue square


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Doug Cruden29-Sep-2020 18:55
Blimey, I never knew! Great pic of this slow-grower :o)
bill friedlander24-Sep-2020 18:54
An amazing tree. Thanks for the info. V
Colin Storey24-Sep-2020 18:23
Amazing tree and image of it, fascinating information and link.
Liz Bickel24-Sep-2020 16:41
Very interesting and fine image of these trees.
Walter Otto Koenig24-Sep-2020 15:50
Nice shot of them. They grow here as well and are called Western Australian Grass Tree, which looking at your caption is probably incorrect.
Bryan Murahashi24-Sep-2020 14:32
Great photo of this plant from your part of the world.
Nestor Derkach24-Sep-2020 14:29
Nice image Laine this grass tree is really pretty the growth habit is like it is showing off look at me please.
You photographed this grass tree as family portrait nice composition.
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janescottcumming24-Sep-2020 13:20
How interesting looking.
Carl Carbone24-Sep-2020 12:05
How interesting. Adapted for the heat it seems.
joseantonio24-Sep-2020 12:03
beautiful composition and capture.V
Tom LeRoy24-Sep-2020 07:27
An amazing looking tree! Interesting info too, Laine. V
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