Garden Bed 7

Botanical name: Baumea preissli

Common name:  Broad Twig Sedge

Description: Large rhizomatous perennial sedge, 1.5m high. Flowers are brown from September to October.

Soil/habitat: Watercourses, lakes and swamps.

Botanical name: Billardiera fusiformis

Common name: Bluebell Creeper

Noongar name: Cummock, Kummuck

Description: Sturdy climber. Flowers are Blue/white/pink from Nov to Dec or Jan to Feb.

Soil/habitat: Coastal areas, disturbed water crossing sites.

Cultural use: Blue berries are fleshy and a rich source of Vitamin C. The fruit can be eaten when they turn a transparent pink colour.