Murnong - Microseris lanceolata

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Pickup available at 40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

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Murnong - Microseris lanceolata

Murnong - Microseris lanceolata


40 Myoora Rd, Terrey Hills NSW 2084

Pickup available, usually ready in 2-4 days

40 Myoora Road
Terrey Hills NSW 2084

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Murnong - Microseris lanceolata (Native yam)

The murnong, also known as Microseris lanceolata, is a delightful perennial plant that belongs to the daisy family (Asteraceae). Native to Australia, this herbaceous plant is renowned for its vibrant yellow flowers and delicate lance-shaped leaves. The murnong grows from a tuberous root system, with its foliage forming a rosette pattern.

Cooking Use:
The murnong holds cultural and culinary significance among Aboriginal people, who traditionally used it as a food source. The tender young leaves of the murnong can be harvested and added to salads or used as a garnish, bringing a unique flavor reminiscent of bitter greens. Our communities have also used the tubers, which can be roasted, boiled, or turned into flour for baking.

Growing and Care Instructions:
The murnong can be easily cultivated in well-draining soil, preferably sandy or loamy, and requires a sunny location to thrive. Here are some key growing and care instructions for the murnong plant:

1. Planting: Choose a suitable spot with part sun exposure. Plant the tubers at a depth of around 2 inches, gently covering them with soil.

2. Watering: During the growing season, it is crucial to provide regular watering, keeping the soil evenly moist but not overly saturated. However, the murnong is adapted to dry conditions and can tolerate some periods of drought.

3. Fertilising: As a native plant, murnongs do not typically require heavy fertilization. However, incorporating organic matter into the soil before planting can provide essential nutrients.

4. Pruning: Minimal pruning is necessary for the murnong. Remove any dead or damaged foliage as needed to maintain the plant's health and appearance.

5. Propagation: Murnongs can be propagated through the tubers, by carefully dividing them and replanting. This process is typically done during the dormant season.

The murnong typically reaches a height of 15 to 30 centimeters, with the flower stalks extending a bit taller during blooming season. Its low-growing nature makes it suitable for gardens, containers, or even as a ground cover.

With its beautiful flowers, versatile culinary uses, and ease of cultivation, the murnong is a delightful addition to any garden or edible landscape. Whether you are trying to explore traditional Aboriginal foods or simply enjoying its aesthetic appeal, this plant offers a fascinating glimpse into Australia's rich botanical heritage.