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YAM DAISY Microseris lanceolata - Murnong

There has been some recent discussion about the native Yam Daisy and it looks very interesting as an easily grown native food. Seed can be…

Started by Lissa

4 Nov 11, 2019
Reply by Sid Saghe

BLACKBERRY NIGHTSHADE Solanum nigrum

I've been eating these tiny black berries regularly since I was a kid growing up on Bribie. My parents probably told me to only eat the bla…

Started by Lissa

11 Sep 30, 2017
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

CORDYLINE FRUTICOSA

EAT THE WEEDS While not a weed as such this is a commonly grown decorative plant in Brisbane - who would have thought it was edible! Cordy…

Started by Lissa

2 Jul 19, 2017
Reply by Christa

New Item on ABC about eating weeds

Probably nothing really new but worth a look. Good to see edible weeds being promoted.

Started by Elaine de Saxe

1 Feb 26, 2017
Reply by Lissa

Short Video from Berkeley Food Institute about edible weeds.

There are no details about specific weeds in this clip. Just a good brief introductions to the edible and soil benefits of weeds. Click Her…

Started by Rob Collings

0 Jan 2, 2017

The Weed Forager's Handbook: A Guide to Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Australia - Book Review

large image Foraging has undergone a resurgence in recent years, with a growing number of people attending foraging workshops and seeking…

Started by Dianne Caswell

2 Jul 29, 2016
Reply by James Rosenlund

PURSLANE Portulaca oleracea

From PRAIRIELAND: History: Think of it as a weed, and you'll be missing out on one of the most nutritious greens on the planet. Purslane…

Started by Lissa

7 Dec 10, 2015
Reply by Elaine de Saxe

Identifying Gotu Kola and Native Violet

Both Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica) and native Violet (Viola hederacea) have very similar leaves and growth habits. Fine if the native Viole…

Started by Elaine de Saxe

20 Oct 26, 2015
Reply by Florence

Gotu Kola

I'm not sure if anyone has already mentioned this one. Gotu Kola grows so easily and has many benefits as below. Gotu Kola Benefits Got…

Started by Susan Cook

7 Oct 2, 2015

PLANTAIN Plantago lanceolata

Also known as English plantain, narrowleaf plantain, ribwort plantain,[1] ribleaf, buckhorn plantain, buckhorn, and lamb's tongue. From OFF…

Started by Lissa

10 Sep 30, 2015
Reply by Lissa

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GrowVetiver

Vetiver grass helps to stabilise soil and protects it against erosion.  It can protect against pests and weeds. Vetiver is also used as animal feed. (Wiki.)

GrowVetiver is a plant nursery run by Dave & Keir Riley that harvests and grows Vetiver grass for local community applications and use. It is based in Beachmere, just north of Brisbane, Australia.


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