Aussie native plant #3 by robz

Aussie native plant #3

The Grass Tree produces this wonderful flower spike which can be up to 4m long.
The Grass Trees have traditionally been harvested by indigenous people for a variety of uses, including the provision of food, drink, and materials utilised in the manufacture of tools and weapons.
As a food source, they provide edible roots and the flower stem is laden with nectar, which can be soaked in water to produce a sweet drink.
The flower stem is also used in conjunction with a hardwood drill for making fire, and may be used to produce a lightweight composite spear.
An individual plants can live for up to 300 years.
They are an iconic Aussie plant and will be easily recognised by most Aussies.
oh I must try photographing mine as a flower spike has just started blooming too!
October 14th, 2019  
very interesting
October 14th, 2019  
Oh Rob this is so pretty.
October 14th, 2019  
Wow, fascinating.
October 14th, 2019  
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