Seaweed, Tussock, and Fern

Henry Lawson, 1910

      Emblems of storm and danger,
             Spindrift and mountain stern,
      Plants that welcome the stranger —
             Seaweed, tussock, and fern.

      Known to the world-wide ranger,
             Who sailed on the "Never Return,"
      Emblems of storm and danger —
             Flax and tussock and fern.

      Plants that welcome the stranger,
             Sea-swept and driven astern,
      Beloved by the wide-world ranger —
             Seaweed, tussock, and fern.