Saturday, March 01, 2008
No no dear reader, I am not going down that path again.
These plants are known as black boys. They have a more proper, but non botanical name. Sometimes they are called, ever so boringly, native grass trees.
For them to grow to this size takes many many years. I suppose they are flowers that they have sent up. I have never seen them like that before. I would hazard a guess and say they are worth hundreds if not thousands of dollars at this size.
Normally their trunks are black but these very mature models are a bit different. They are perfectly adapted to bush fire prone Australia. A fire will only burn off the green leaves and they will grow again.
It is a rather nice highish rise apartment building in Albert Road, South Melbourne with good views of Albert Park and the lake, except at the moment the views are of Grand Prix infrastructure.