After fire the grass tree (Xanthoria australis) flowers in a spectacular and prolific manner. This particular one had a flower stem about 3m in height. Astonishing given that the plant grows merely a couple of centimeters per year, yet after fire these flower spikes can grow to several meters in 2-3months. It was not only this that attracted me to this particular specimen, but the smaller and very unusual ‘dolphin’ shaped flower near the crown.
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