'GUMBUNG' NARROWLEAF CUMBUNGI (Typha domingensis) 'Bush Tucker Seeds'
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Typha root: an ancient nutritious food in Noongar culture.
Vigorous erect cane-like perennial herb spreading by underground stems. Terminal spike of male flowers above spike of female flowers on same stem. Plant remains green in winter.
- Plant grouping Aquatic & Semi aquatic
- Flower colour Cinnamon-brown
- Flowering time December to May
- Bird attracting Habitat - nesting and/or safety
- Frog habitat Yes
Cumbungi grows in swamps, lake and stream margins, dams and irrigation channels.
Bush Food: young shoots (raw), root (steamed, roasted); leaf - string (fibre), weaving
Typha rhizomes were a favoured starch seasonal staple in many parts of Australia and the shoots were also eaten raw in parts of southeastern Australia.