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An Australian icon by which ever name you call it – The Yacca, Grass Tree or Black Boy – The magnificent Mount Lofty Grass Tree, Xanthorrhoea Quadrangulata

Photographed on Mount Barker Summit in the Adelaide Hills one foggy morning, with the Mount Lofty Ranges in the distance.

The Iconic Australian Grass Tree is highly suseptable to an introduced fungus called Phytophthora cinnamomi, which is transported from site to site through soil or water. It can be carried from place to place on the soles of people’s shoes, bikes, tools, earth moving equipment or the introduction of contaminated soils or dolamite.

Mount Barker Summit is home to many grass trees and native orchids, which are under threat from the Mount Barker Council’s plans to ‘upgrade’ the walking paths.

With less that 3% of native vegetation remaining in the Mount Barker Region, Mount Barker Summit needs to be protected, not ‘upgraded’ for our convenience.

Leeo Photography showcases imagery from the beautiful Adelaide Hills in South Australia.

Photography is my passion & my main subject is nature. I am particularly drawn to photographing landscapes, misty mornings, native orchids, nature macros and our wildlife, as well as creating unique artworks using digital enhancement techniques.

I live in the beautiful Adelaide Hills in South Australia and am extremely passionate about capturing the inspiring scenery that is to be found here.

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  • Barb Leopold
    Barb Leopoldalmost 5 years ago

    Gorgeous Lee, love that fog laying on the land way below….

  • Bill  Robinson
    Bill Robinsonalmost 5 years ago

    Lovely early morning landscape Leanne. :o)

  • Sharon Hammond
    Sharon Hammondalmost 5 years ago

    look at that gorgeous mist – interesting from front to back

  • Lance Leopold
    Lance Leopoldalmost 5 years ago

    This is a bit special,Lee,the warm light on the fog,the sunlit treeline and the rocks,very fab!!

  • robynart
    robynartalmost 5 years ago

    So beautiful Leeo ! It would be a shame to loose all of this hope thay see sense!!

  • scallyart
    scallyartalmost 5 years ago

    stunning excellent work.

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 4 years ago

    superb composition and wonderful backdrop!

  • Michael Cummings
    Michael Cummingsover 4 years ago

    Love this shot Lee

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyover 4 years ago

    I had to choose the next Aust Native Plants challenge theme and your image inspried me to choose grass trees – hope you’ll give this magnificent shot an airing in it here

  • Thanks Nadine, Glad you like it! I love the grass tree & would love to add it to the comp. Thanks :)

    – LeeoPhotography

  • Aileen David
    Aileen Davidover 4 years ago


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