BLACK FRUIT SAW-SEDGE (Gahnia melanocarpa) SEEDS 'Bush Tucker Plant'
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Gahnia melanocarpa, known as the black fruit saw-sedge, is a tussock forming perennial plant in eastern Australia. Often found in the wetter forests or in rainforest margins, it is common on the coast but also seen in the tablelands.
A bright green plant with black fruit, other gahnias have red or brown fruit. Fruits in summer.
Grows to 2 meteres high.
Bush food: Edible starch in leaf bases, raw or cooked, leaf buds and seeds ground to make flour. Ripe February to March.