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Lomandra longifolia

Lomandra  plant, local park, st george region New flower spike, University of Sydney Flowers on lomandra, University of Sydney Flowers on lomandra, University of Sydney
Lomandra with young berries, local park Lomandra with ripe berries, Sydney Botanic Gardens, January Lomandra with old foliage, University of Sydney knot made from old lomandra foliage

Flowers are highly perfumed, flower heads very spiky.
Lomandra is dioecous, having male and female reproductive organs in separate plants.
Leaves were used for weaving, flowers soaked for nectar, base of leaves and possibly the berries were eaten



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