Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mat Rush (Lomandra Longifolia)

Lomandras are native to about half of this continent, excluding the Northern Territory and Western Australia. It is an extremely hardy plant and can survive in a wide range of climates and thrive in a variety of soils including sandy, swampy or clay based, such as ours.

In Sydney the traditional communities (Cadigal) used the fibres for basket making and string, and the seeds were ground up and cooked over coals to make a dense cake.

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