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.
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.