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Grass Trees - Australia

By Irishkate  
I'm told these were known as Black Boys but political correctness
asks that they be called Grass Trees now- STREWTH!
Please correct me if I've go this wrong. Often these are seen with just one
protruding 'branch', hence the name I guess and there is a female version
which I didn't come across - anybody got an image?
Many thanks for vs & cs for Jacaranda - I was interested to learn that you have
it in many countries in Europe too.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Australia Photojournalism Flowers and plants Grass trees and Black Boys

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CarolG Plus
9 195 18 Greece
19 Dec 2013 10:08AM
What a wonderful tree, Kate, I would imagine quite a number of birds build their nests in these. Carol

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19 Dec 2013 10:09AM
Strewth indeed. Grin
It's a wonder you were able to hold the camera so still, Kate.

I'm enjoying your great holiday images - probably should have stayed there looking at the weather forecast here.
19 Dec 2013 10:38AM
Hey shots like that Kate could give you the WilliesWink nicely spottedSmile
Lovely capture of the Grass Trees. The ones with the pokers where originally call Black Boys Blush. Well done Kate.
WesternRed.
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
19 Dec 2013 11:39AM
Are they prickly Kate, nice one, the photo I mean.

Regards

Trev.
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
19 Dec 2013 11:44AM
Originally we called them ‘Black Boys’ and the taller skinner ones are ‘Black Gins’.
The correct name is Xanthorrhea’s but commonly called Grass Trees because no one
can pronounce the Latin name…..lovely capture after all that……...WinkWinkWink
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
19 Dec 2013 12:08PM
An interesting plant. I also notice the difference in the quality of light there. Are these a species of palm?
Billyray 8 70 3 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 12:09PM
Don't see many of these in Lancashire Kate. A really unusual 'tree'. Political correctness rears its ugly head again. 'Strewth'.
Ray
19 Dec 2013 12:16PM
STREWTH! indeed gives a clue about the Muppets in Westminster ...... white is next
19 Dec 2013 1:27PM
PC gone bonkers, Kate, if you ask me!!
A super shot of this multi-named tree!

Richard
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
19 Dec 2013 2:24PM
Good shot Kate.
And remember the days you went to the icy and asked for a Black Man ?
Nowadays it is a Chocolate Wafer !!
Mick.
19 Dec 2013 3:54PM
Beautiful floral capture, Kate!
Regards,
George
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
19 Dec 2013 4:13PM
Black is black - I'll say no more!!! Unusual tree; But a good record image Kate.
Joan.
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 4:32PM
Another well captured image in your arborial series, Kate.

Ray
Nikonuser1 Plus
3 39 10 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 4:42PM
Great looking tree Kate, well capture, interesting write upSmile


Cliff
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 5:27PM
Interesting Kate - very interesting - superb image! Smile

Carol
19 Dec 2013 5:33PM
Political correctness gone mad. Great trees and image. It looks nice and warm there.....here is brrrrrrrrrr.

Harriet
Mollycat Plus
3 11 2 United Kingdom
19 Dec 2013 6:51PM
If the Black Boy pub can retain its name and still trade. Why do the PC brigade get all shirty over a plant. The worlds gone mad Kate. Like your pic though. GrinGrinGrinGrin Peter.
19 Dec 2013 8:29PM
a wonderful tree
gwynn56 4 87 England
19 Dec 2013 8:57PM
nice capture , though was looking for a sign saying keep off the grassWink
netta1234 Plus
4 336 2 Wales
19 Dec 2013 9:10PM
Another great image KateSmile
NettaSmile
a great shot keep them coming..

billy
nonur Plus
7 17 10 Turkey
19 Dec 2013 11:55PM
What an interesting form of a tree, Kate!
20 Dec 2013 4:16AM
Love your narrative, Kate.
Reminded me of the Golly on jars of jam & marmelade...Smile
Interesting trees, too. Looks very Hot there.

Simon
20 Dec 2013 10:57AM
An interesting tree.
I remember getting a little "golly" badge from saving up coupons from those jam jars.
Cliff

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