Native Edible Plants Melbourne

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Native plants Edible Plants that should grow well in Melbourne.

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Tufted Bluebell (Wahlenbergia communis) 30cmx40cm, Masses of bright blue flowers Spring to Autumn, Adaptable, full sun to part shade, attracts native insects, drought tolerant, flowers are edible. Purple Flowers, Pink Purple, Edible Plants, Drought Tolerant, Native Plants, Melbourne, Insects, Wildlife, Bright

Tufted Bluebell (Wahlenbergia communis) 30cmx40cm, Masses of bright blue flowers Spring to Autumn, Adaptable, full sun to part shade, attracts native insects, drought tolerant, flowers are edible.

Nodding Saltbush (Einadia nutans) Perennial groundcover can climb to Numerous small red edible berries appear in spring and summer. Prefers full sun in a dry well drained soil. Dry Well, Edible Plants, Native Plants, Perennials, Melbourne, Berries, Wildlife, Sun, Spring

Nodding Saltbush (Einadia nutans) 60cmx1m Perennial groundcover can climb to 1m. Numerous small red edible berries appear in spring and summer. Prefers full sun in a dry well drained soil.

 Ideal rockery plant or for very dry exposed sites. Edible red berries in late summer Full sun-Part shade. Edible Plants, Red Berries, Drought Tolerant, Late Summer, Native Plants, Melbourne, Wildlife, Sun, Flowers

Ruby Saltbush (Enchylaena tomentosa) 25cmx1m Prostrate plant. Ideal rockery plant or for very dry exposed sites. Requires good drainage. Edible red berries in late summer Full sun-Part shade. Drought tolerant.

Native Raspberry (Rubus parvifolius) 60cmx1.5m, Rambling small shrub or trailing small plant. A hardy plant preferring moist but well drained soils. Pink flowers in spring and summer followed by sweet red edible berries. Small Shrubs, Small Plants, Hardy Plants, Edible Plants, Native Plants, Pink Flowers, Melbourne, Raspberry, Berries

Native Raspberry (Rubus parvifolius) 60cmx1.5m, Rambling small shrub or trailing small plant. A hardy plant preferring moist but well drained soils. Pink flowers in spring and summer followed by sweet red edible berries.

 Forms very dense mats. Bright pink flowers in spring and early summer. Fruit is edible. Edible Plants, Summer Fruit, Native Plants, Bright Pink, Pink Flowers, Melbourne, Succulents, Wildlife, Spring

Noon Flower (Carpobrotus modestus) 15cmx3m Robust, succulent groundcover. Forms very dense mats. Bright pink flowers in spring and early summer. Fruit is edible. Dry soils, tolerating hot exposed position.

Mountain Pepper (Tasmannia lanceolata) Erect shrub or small tree. Leaves and fruits are aromatic are hot tasting and used in cooking. Needs moist soils, and prefers a cool shady position. Need male and female to produce. Edible Plants, Tree Leaves, Small Trees, Native Plants, Shrubs, Melbourne, Pepper, Wildlife, Mountain

Mountain Pepper (Tasmannia lanceolata) 3mx1.5m Erect shrub or small tree. Leaves and fruits are aromatic are hot tasting and used in cooking. Needs moist soils, and prefers a cool shady position. Need male and female to produce.

Marsh Club Rush (Bolboschoenus medianus) Erect, rhizomatous spreading, semi aquatic rush growing at edge of water. Foliage dies down in winter. Tuberous roots are edible. Suitable for fresh or brackish water on clay or sandy soils. Sandy Soil, Edible Plants, Native Plants, Yellow Flowers, Perennials, Landscaping, Wildlife, Clay, Fresh

Pale Anther Flax Lily (Dianella laevis) 1mx60cm, Large perennial lily forming a tight tussock. Prefers moist, well drained soils in semi shade to full sun. Massed purple and yellow flowers are followed by edible blue berries.

Marsh Club Rush (Bolboschoenus medianus) Erect, rhizomatous spreading, semi aquatic rush growing at edge of water. Foliage dies down in winter. Tuberous roots are edible. Suitable for fresh or brackish water on clay or sandy soils. Sandy Soil, Edible Plants, Native Plants, Yellow Flowers, Perennials, Landscaping, Wildlife, Clay, Fresh

Black Anther Flax Lily (Dianella brevicaulis) 50cmx50cm, Dense tufting perennial lily. Clusters of small blue flowers on open stems amongst the foliage in spring and summer followed by edible blue berries. Prefers open position in well drained soil. Butterfly attracting.

 Drought tolerant, grows well in hot dry position. Adaptable to most soil types. Small red berries in Summer are edible and attract skinks and birds. Edible Plants, Types Of Soil, Red Berries, Drought Tolerant, Native Plants, Shrubs, Perennials, Melbourne, Berry

Berry SaltBush (Atriplex semibaccata) 20cmx2m, Prostrate perennial shrub. Drought tolerant, grows well in hot dry position. Adaptable to most soil types. Small red berries in Summer are edible and attract skinks and birds.

Trailing Ground Berry (Acrotriche prostrata) 30cmx2m Open trailing plant. Greenish translucent nectar rich flowers in Spring followed by edible fruits. Prefers moist friable soils in a sheltered position, ideal for ferneries Edible Plants, Native Plants, Melbourne, Berry, Wildlife, Spring, Flowers, Bury, Royal Icing Flowers

Trailing Ground Berry (Acrotriche prostrata) 30cmx2m Open trailing plant. Greenish translucent nectar rich flowers in Spring followed by edible fruits. Prefers moist friable soils in a sheltered position, ideal for ferneries

Marsh Club Rush (Bolboschoenus medianus) Erect, rhizomatous spreading, semi aquatic rush growing at edge of water. Foliage dies down in winter. Tuberous roots are edible. Suitable for fresh or brackish water on clay or sandy soils. Sandy Soil, Edible Plants, Native Plants, Yellow Flowers, Perennials, Landscaping, Wildlife, Clay, Fresh

Sea Club Rush (Bolboschoenus caldwellii) 90cmxspreading, Erect, rhizomatous spreading, semi aquatic rush growing at edge of water. Foliage dies down in winter. Tuberous roots are edible. Suitable for fresh or brackish water on clay or sandy soils.

Marsh Club Rush (Bolboschoenus medianus) Erect, rhizomatous spreading, semi aquatic rush growing at edge of water. Foliage dies down in winter. Tuberous roots are edible. Suitable for fresh or brackish water on clay or sandy soils. Sandy Soil, Edible Plants, Native Plants, Yellow Flowers, Perennials, Landscaping, Wildlife, Clay, Fresh

Marsh Club Rush (Bolboschoenus medianus) 1.5mxspreading, Erect, rhizomatous spreading, semi aquatic rush growing at edge of water. Foliage dies down in winter. Tuberous roots are edible. Suitable for fresh or brackish water on clay or sandy soils.

Common Apple Berry (Billardiera scandens) 3mx2m Adaptable light climber, bushier if grown in an open aspect. Greenish yellow tubular flowers throughout the year followed by edible berries. Drought resistant prefers well drained soil. Edible Plants, Climber, Native Plants, Melbourne, Berry, Wildlife, Apple, Yellow, Flowers

Common Apple Berry (Billardiera scandens) 3mx2m Adaptable light climber, bushier if grown in an open aspect. Greenish yellow tubular flowers throughout the year followed by edible berries. Drought resistant prefers well drained soil.