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stamp: Microseros lanceolatus

Date of issue: 3 September 2002
Designer: Janet Boschen, Australia Post Design Studio
Stamp size: 26 x 37.5 mm


Plant: Microseris lanceolatus

Family: ASTERACEAE

Murnong
Perennial herb with tuberous roots and slender, lanceolate, radical leaves, 4-30 cm long. Bright yellow flower heads, 3 cm in diameter, held on stems 20-40 cm, not unlike a large dandelion.

This plant was a staple food of the Aboriginal people of south-eastern Australia. Murnong tubers were sometimes eaten raw but usually cooked in baskets.

Distribution: temperate Australia..

 

see Bush Tucker stamp set


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