This hardy flax lilly has shiny bright blue bunches of fruit. The plant can serve many purposes. It is good for binding sand and reducing soil erosion. Aborigines used the silky strong leaf fibre to make string and baskets. The fruit is used for blue dye and is also edible. The berries are arguably the best tasting of all 15 flax lillies native to Australia.
A dense spreading acacia shrub able to tolerate drought, wind, salt and moderate frosts. Seeds are edible and best tasting after being roasted or steamed in their pods.
Herb Robert is a regenerative herb, we eat the leaf at least once a week for good health. This plant is growing in use and recognition as a herb which fights, and according to some documented reports, cures cancer.
The lipstick tree is a perfect sized tree for the backyard with limited space. The tree gets its name from the seeds which contain a natural red pigment, used by American Indians as body paint and lipstick.
The Pomegranate is a small deciduous tree averaging 5m in height with a rounded crown of slightly weeping glossy mid-green leaves. The leathery skin can range in colours from yellow-green to deep pink-red, containing a large number of delicious highly nutritious seeds.
The Rosella plant is a fast growing annual with few known pests. The fruit is very versatile. Often found as a jam on Queensland grocery shelves, it can also be used to make cordials and syrups, and has been traditionally dried and used as a tea in parts of Europe.
This beautiful flowering plant belongs to the ginger family and has many health benefits with regular eating. Medicinally turmeric is used as an antiseptic and an anti-inflammitory. Turmeric originates from the forest floors of South Asia where the tuber is commonly used as a cooking spice and as yellow dye for clothing in India.