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Bush Survival Plant - Lomandra Longifolia

This plant is mainly referred to as ‘vital bush’ tucker. This spiky headed mat-rush, known as Lomandra Longifolia is among the essential bush tucker herbs which were also used by the Aboriginal community thousands of years ago.  However, it is only very few passersby who can notice the plant. 

Lomandra is one of the online plants, identified by its long, flat and firm green leaves. Most parts of this plant are edible. It has a heavy scent, soaked with nectar. The seeds can be ground then added to flour and for those who love a rustic bush cake, this is exactly what you should try out. These seeds can also be roasted and ground to make a coffee beverage. Parts of the leaves can be chewed. It has a flavor that is like fresh baby peas or raw cabbage.  The plant leaves can also be used to weave carrying vessels, like coiled baskets and basket traps used for fishing. Once they are tied in bundles and soaked, they can be amazing flexible weaving threads that are not only durable but can also be able to hold its shape when dry.  This is the reason why some people refer to Lomandra Longifolia as ‘basket grass’. 

The plant, which was crucial in the survival of the Aborigine community is native to Sydney, and they can always grow regardless of the weather or soil. It can even grow between rocks where the soil tends to be dry and sandy. It can also be found in swamps and along river basins. They are also available in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park in large numbers. Sydney Outback is known to attract several visitors ever since plants like Lomandra Longifolia were discovered.  There are also many other sources where you can learn about these online plant species, including how useful they can be. 

Varieties: Lomandra Blue Ridge, Lomandra Chewton Grey, Lomandra Silver Grace, Lomandra Cracker Jack, Lomandra Fiber Optic, Lomandra Echidna Grass, Lomandra Fine Dandy, Lomandra Lime Wave, Lomandra Lime Divine, Lomandra Little Con, Lomandra Little Pal, Lomandra Nyalla, Lomandra Shortscape, Lomandra Wingara, Lomandra Lime Tuff, Lomandra Misty Green, Lomandra Tilga, Lomandra Golden Spray, Lomandra Frosty Top

You can buy Lomandra Longifolia, Lomandra varieties & other plants online from Online Plants.

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