Grass Trees – Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens
Grass Trees (also known as blackboys) are indigenous to Australia. They are slow growing but very long-lived plants that develop a thick trunk formed by a mass of old leaf bases held together by natural resins. It takes 30 or more years for the leaf tufts to rise above the trunk. Long spear like flowers are produced appearing brown in colour, these are densely packed with small white flowers.
Mt Tomah covers 252 hectares and sits on the summit of a basalt capped peak 1,000 metres above sea level in the World Heritage listed Greater Blue Mountains. The garden is home to a world class collection of plants from the cooler southern hemisphere.
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The Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Mt Tomah, is on the Bells Line of Road via Bilpin, New South Wales, Australia.
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