Grass Trees aka Blackboys
called grass trees.
species of them in Australia, but the ones that are common in Cape
York - the Northern
Forest Grass Tree
- are also
common elsewhere in Queensland,
They are quite a common sight in Cape York and they grow in clusters
where all the plants
seem to be of the same age.
These plants are known for their slow
growth and often old
age - the blackboys that you are looking at can be
of years old.
Their flower stalks
on the other hand can grow really quickly. Their flowering is
stimulated by bush fires.
flower stalks attract many native insects.
The stalks were used as fishing
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