Wednesday, April 1, 2009

grass trees..


i have always had a fascination with these native australian trees..
they are found nowhere in the world but here.
they earned themselves a nickname of 'black boys' as their silhouettes resemble black boys in a group...however this name is not politically correct and the name grass tree is now used..
there true name xanthorrhoea is too much to roll off the tongue..
there is a group of people rescuing these trees from developers and named themselves replants ..
and what a marvellous job they do too..
they trim their hair [sorry leaves] into cute little 'haircuts' and some are really comical and very humanising and each grass tree then has its own persona ..cute ..
i am thinking i would love a driveway with them on either side but i wonder if they are alpaca proof???


Julia said...

Aren't they just amazing Lynnie, they fascinate me too..
I have just post a little about our wildflowers with my SRE..
Hugs Julia ♥

Mildred said...

So very whimisical Lynnie. Thanks for the info and photos.