Mat Rush

Scientific Name: 
Lomandra longifolia
Family Name: 
Xanthorrhoeaceae
Place of Origin: 
Australia
Plant Description: 
Also called Basket grass, this is a strappy leafed plant growing to less than 1m
Plant Height: 
1m
Plant Width: 
1m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Craft/Construction/Fibre
Harvest Period: 
Leaf bases all year, seeds spring
Of Interest: 
Raw, cooked. Edible leaf bases and seeds. Seeds can be ground for a flour. Bottom of stems can be chewed to ward off dehydration. Can be used for weaving.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Herb
Climate: 
Temperate
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Evergreen

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