Mexican Grass Plant
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).