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Local Bush Tucker - Bottlebrush flowers

January 24, 2020

edible bottlebrush flower

Sweet delicious nectar that bees and birds drink up with purpose and pleasure.

Callistemon's, most commonly known as bottlebrushes are a beautiful native bush that are a special part of the Australian east and west coast landscapes.

Bottlebrush flowers have a sweet nectar that can either be consumed by sucking on the flowers or soaking them in water to make a sweet drink.

Bush food is often closer to home than we realise. Many plants used in landscaping or found commonly in the natural environment are edible or useful in some way. 

We have a collection of resources available to help you learn more here

Bottlebrush - Callistemon viminalis  (the red weeping bottle brush)  is known as 'mahram' in local Bundjalung language

 

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