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'POLANGO' WATER RIBBONS (Triglochin  procera) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'

'POLANGO' WATER RIBBONS (Triglochin procera) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'

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Native to South Australia, Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania and Victoria.

Wetland plant with long, slender strap-like leaves floating on the waters surface. Can grow up to 2mtrs long. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Wind.

Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. Suitable pH: neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline and saline soils.

Long ribbon leaves that often have a thick flower or seed head with lots of small green fruits and masses of tubers

Habitat: Creeks. rivers, lakes, dams

Germination: Sow the seed and stand the pots in about 2cm of water. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out in the summer. Division in spring. Larger divisions can be planted out direct into their permanent positions. 

 

Bush Tucker Fruits raw or cookedA pleasant, pea-like flavour, tubers - can be roasted.


 

  The green leaves of plants can contain a toxic cyanogenic glycoside, it is especially present during and just after a drought and is particularly toxic to ruminants