Psychedelic Citrus - Spade Spatula
Pink lemons and red limes seem like something out of a Starburst commercial. You cut into ordinary looking fruit, and out comes a fuchsia rainbow. But they’re not just CGI cartoon inventions.…
The bush banana is a climbing woody vine found growing on other shrubs and trees, and often difficult to see among the trees own leaves. The bush banana has creamy flowers, and thick narrow leaves that grow from a short stalk.
Large, unusual flower of Capparis mitchellii Family: Capparaceae Common name: Native Orange Flowers and fruit: At first sight, the flower of Capparis mitchellii appears to consist of nothing more than a mass of stamens up to 70mm long, but it has cream petals that recurve when mature. Fruit is up to 80mm diameter, green maturing to a dull yellow, with rough exterior texture and stiff, irregular stalk. The fruit is reported to be edible - I tasted it but didn't find it particularly pleasing…
Buy Peanut Tree in Australia (Sterculia quadrifida)
This tree produces leathery, boat-shaped pods that ripen throughout summer. They split open to display a beautiful, bright red interior that contains shiny, black, peanut-sized seeds which have a delicious, nutty flavour. It is a fast growing highly ornamental rainforest tree. Indigenous Australians ate the nuts both raw and roasted and used the fibrous bark to make nets.
Aboriginal Plants for Food, Tools and Medicine in Melbourne – Walking Tours of Melbourne
Australian Bush Foods Walking Tour (Melbourne). Links to the tour as well as Aboriginal bush food descriptions and recipes brought to you by the City of Melbourne and The Royal Botanical Gardens of Melbourne Education Service.