Two grass-trees grow in Canadian Regional Park. Austral Grass-tree Xanthorhoea austalis is wide spread in the park with Small Grass-tree Xanthorhoea minor in a few areas. In some areas these two species grow in close proximity.
Austral Grass-trees develop a trunk as they grow where as the Small Grass-tree stem is mainly below ground level.
|Feature||Austral Grass-tree||Small Grass-tree|
|Flower spike||Flowering section longer than stem.||Flowering section shorter than stem.|
|Leaf cross-section||Diamond shape.||Triangular shape.|
|Leaf colour||Blue-green with whitish bloom.||Green.|
|Form||Trunk may branch.||Several tufts of leaves at ground level.|
Austral Grass-tree on left with skirt of dead leaves covering trunk. Small Grass-tree on right with several tufts of leaves.