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Aboriginal Plant Use in SE Australia
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3. She-oaks

Casuarina and Allocasuarina
(various species)

Habitat: High rainfall areas, along water courses
Season: Winter - Spring (cones)

Imagine chewing these needle-like leaves to quench your thirst ?
In the Canberra region, people ate the leaves and young cones of Allocasuarina verticellata (previously known as Casuarina stricta).
The Ngarrindjeri people of the lower Murray River (Coorong) made shields, clubs and boomerangs from the hard wood.
Allocasuarina verticillata
Allocasuarina verticillata


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