Lomandra longifolia

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Lomandra longifolia

New postby SouthernCross on Thu 02 Oct 2008 09:38

G'day Everyone

A particularily useful plant found throughout Eastern Australia is the long leaf mat rush (Lomandra longifolia).

It is distributed from the coast across to west of the great divide and provides both food, water and fibre.

The white growing ends are edible and taste like raw green peas. Since this is where the plant stores its' water, it is also a source of water in otherwise dry areas.
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The green leaves can be split into strands and woven or simple platted into a strong rope (but that is a post better suited to the Bushcraft, Primitive use of natural resources sub forum).



Kind regards
Mick
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Re: Lomandra longifolia

New postby SouthernCross on Fri 03 Oct 2008 12:33

Better pics :grin:

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Kind regards
Mick
SouthernCross
 

Re: Lomandra longifolia

New postby James on Tue 07 Oct 2008 16:41

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