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Date of issue: 1 June 1978
Designer: D. Rose

Plant: Xanthorrhoea australis

Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae

Grass Tree
Old plants produce flower spikes to 4-5m high.
Very small white flowers cover upper part of spike.
Trunks usually blackened by fire, occasionally branching.
Bears a 'skirt' of long grass-like leaves.
Occurs in SA, NSW, Vic, ACT, Tas.


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