The multi-headed grass tree (Xanthorrhoea arborea) belongs to the family Xanthorrhoeaceae. It is an evergreen perennial herb that is native to New South Wales and Queensland in Australia. This herb grows in dry sclerophyll forests, and up to about 2 m in height. It has a thick woody trunk and a crown of long, narrow, tough leaves up to 1m long, arching from the top of the trunk. The leaves are dull green to blue-gray, 5 to 8 mm wide. It blooms in general around the summer period, but flowering may depend on bush fires. The numerous flowers are a creamy-white, with distinctive floral bracts. They are borne on a spike above a smooth strong scape.