The 'black boy,' as the grass-tree is called in the west, is often weird, and is essentially Australian.
The “grass-tree” (Xanthorrhoea), of the uplands and coast regions, is peculiarly Australian in its aspect.
The grass-tree gives as distinct a character to an Australian picture as the agave and cactus do to the Mexican landscape.
Aphyllanthe, grass-tree tribe; characterised by a rush-like habit and membranous imbricated bracts.
Hard wood spear, grass-tree end, barbed with flint, used with the throwing-stick for war.
Some grass-tree country was also passed, covered with quartz pebbles, white, or colored with oxide of iron.
On passing the last, the party emerged on to poorly grassed, desolate-looking sandstone ridges, covered with grass-tree and zamia.
The Australian blacks use the flower-stem of the grass-tree, which is of a tough pithy nature, and about one inch in diameter.
The presence of these grubs in a grass-tree is thus ascertained.