During the month of March, Becky, Queen of the Square format, is back. This month she would like to see anything spiky, jagged, bristly, serrated, prickly or barbed in whatever interpretation you like. The only rule: it must be a square.
March Squares

The grass tree Xanthorrhoea is a uniquely Australian plant and as tough as old boots. When it flowers it produces spikes which grow to 2m and then turn brown. Bushfires will burn the foliage and blacken the stump, but then it regrows.

Spiky Squares

21 thoughts on “Spiky Squares

  1. what an extraordinary tree . . . . I was guessing cone or something when I first saw the picture! Your spiky macro collection is going to be a piece of art when you put it all together 🙂

  2. I’m ashamed to say I didn’t recognise it. There are heaps on my son’s northern NSW block: my entrepreneurial grandson’s first thought was to sell them!

    • Well it is an unusual photo of one! Not sure they transplant well. Apparently you need to ensure you get a lot of the soil as it needs the mychroriza in its root system.

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