Australian Rattlesnake Grass
No one who has seen a rattlesnake will need to be told how this grass from Australia received its name. But as the rattlesnake is an American product, it is a question whether the grass bears the same name in its native country. Be that as it may, the seed heads of this curious grass give one the rather disagreeable impression of objects cut from the extremity of a rattlesnake, instead of what they really are. The plant itself is grown as a curiosity rather than for its economic value.
This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 8 Chapter 9