Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata. GRASS TREE. Australia
The 2-foot woody stem, topped with grasslike leaves 2 to
4 feet long, will slowly lengthen until the plant reaches 12 to 15 feet. See it
near a bench on Galvez Mall, east of Green Library.
Liliaceae (Lily family)
Illustrations (links open new windows): galleryAdditions/Revisions: The grass tree was dug up the beginning of 2005 and moved to the Arizona Garden. The resulting pit on Galvez Mall can still be seen like an abandoned prospect.
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