This distinctive 'tree' grows in sandy or stony ground and can be found in all Australian states. In the early summer the long woody stalks produce creamy coloured flowers. The trunk exudes globules of yellow, dark red or black resin, which is often found in piles on the ground at the base of the tree.
uses The flower is laden with sweet nectar and can be sucked or dunked in water to produce a sweet drink. The drooping blades of grass or leaves and the white base of the grass tree can also be eaten raw. The base has a . . .