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Mexican Grass Plant

Notable Tree Mexican Grass Plant, Dasylirion longissimum.Mexican Grass Plant, Dasylirion longissimum

Location: Botanical Gardens
Significance: Botanical interest

An interesting plant not common in New Zealand, this specimen, more than 60 years old, is in the Botanical Gardens. As its name suggests, it is a native of Mexico and it thrives in dry conditions.

The Mexican Grass Plant produces spires of white flowers similar to yuccas, plants that are also members of the lily family (Lillaceae).

 

Dasylirion longissimum, Mexican Grass Plant (Botanic Gardens) Location Map

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