🌼 Murnong is an Australian yam daisy.
🌼 Murnong was once a staple food.
Murnoong formed the main starch source of food for indigenous folks and animals across the south east of Australia. It is highly nutritious, and tasty. The vast majority of it was eaten to oblivion by sheep pretty soon after their introduction, but there are various projects across Victoria and NSW to build their numbers once again.Here are the second lot of our project. This to docment over time which ones survive and thrive.
🌼 This project helps build Murnong numbers.
Number 4 is the tallest and most developed of our starters in the set. At just 60mm high it is still small but you can just see a little flower head drooped over – which is totally normal for this plant. That pendulous flower bud rises and opens to the sun.
We are taking part in hopes that one day, Australians can once again grow, harvest and benefit from our own nutritious vegetable, prolific and easily found across the landscape. Wouldn’t that be ace.🌼
Look wide; grow well, folks 🌿