Common name: Old Man’s Beard
Height: up to 2m
Width: to 0.5m
Description: Climber with pale green leaves in groups of three. Masses of creamy flowers in Spring. Feathery seeds.
Growing and distribution: Occurs throughout region in most soil types.
Beneficial attributes: Aborigines rubbed leaves over skin sores or sore muscles. The leaves and tubers are also edible. Fluffy seeds were used for ceremonial decoration and are also used by nesting birds.