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Aboriginal Plant Use in SE Australia
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16 Flax Lily

Dianella (various species)

Habitat: Heath and dry forest
Season: Spring flowering

Proof from the past:
An old burial ground in central Victoria revealed a Dianella leaf, split and twisted into a cord.
In southern South Australia, people boiled the leaves to drink as a tea.
The roots and blue fruits of some species are edible.
Flax Lily


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