The Great Oz Eddventure #87 – Flowering Grassy Tree/Xanthorrhoea (pastel)

The Xanthorrhoea has a common name of Grassy Tree due to it having a dark trunk with a grassy top.  A bush fire is required for it to flower, but a Ranger at Tidbinbilla lit the grassy part and then a few months later the the metre long flower started to shoot.  It is such an impressive and unusual design that it captivated me to spend 10 minutes before work making this pastel picture.

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