These plants are commonly called grass trees. They are endemic to Australia. Here is a great post by Bush Heritage about grass tree species.
Sunday, 2 January 2011
Spring has finished, yet many of the native flowers in Australia are still blooming. This bottlebrush type flower attracts the bees including the bumble bees.
Are there special colours that attract insects to flowers?
What other plants do you know that have a bottlebrush effect?
If you were planning your own garden to attract birds and insects, what flower would you have as a centre piece?