Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Alphabe-Thursday: Xanthorrhoea




Xanthorrhoea is a genus of flowering plants native to Australia and a member of familyXanthorrhoeaceae Xanthorrhoea is commonly known as yakka, also spelled yacca and yacka, a name probably from a South Australian Aboriginal language.  It is another word for grass tree. 

I am pretty sure this is a Xanthorrhoea plant. Correct me if this is not. New Zealand is very near to Australia and we have a lot of common plant.


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5 comments:

Splendid Little Stars said...

an interesting plant. It looks rather like a spider plant.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I like the name yakka best. A tough name for a tough-looking plant.

Ann said...

I went close-up, this is not a spider plant, it has a stem.

Cheryl D. said...

That is so cool looking!

Jenny said...

What a cool plant!

I think you should figure out a way to put two eyes on it! It would be like a plant version of Cousin It!

Okay, that reference is probably wayyyy before your time!

Thanks for an xcellent link to the letter "X".

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