The Grass tree (Xanthorrhoea australis) like many Australian plants needs fire to propagate effectively. Under normal conditions it is rare for the flower to form, after fire however it is a different story with every grasstree in sight sporting an amazing ‘kangaroo tail’ from its mop. I found this bunch on the lower slopes of Mt Oberon at Wilsons Promontory a few months after the 2005 bushfires.
For more shots from this area check out my Wilsons Promontory gallery.
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