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.
She-oak Allocasuarina verticillata
Australian National Botanic Gardens - Education Service